TPS acquired by former rival

MUSEUM design specialists Austin-Smith Lord and TPS Dangerfield are to merge.

Austin-Smith Lord has acquired its former rival for an undisclosed fee, aiming to capitalise on both parties’ experience and presence in the museum design field.

Austin-Smith Lord has just completed work on the National Museum of Photography, Film and Theatre in Bradford.

The consultancy is working on the Royal Artillery Museum in Woolwich and the refurbishment of the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.

TPS Dangerfield’s portfolio includes the Beginnings Gallery at the Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh and the Museum of the History of Science in Oxford, as well as projects in Hong Kong and Bangkok.

TPS Dangerfield’s ten employees, including five designers, will be relocating from their Bedford Square office in London to nearby Clerkenwell, where Austin-Smith Lord has 103 staff.

A spokesman says no redundancies will result from the acquisition.

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