Museum of London to remodel foyer and shop

The Museum of London is set to appoint a retail design consultancy to revamp its foyer and retail space, following a five-way pitch last week.

The space occupied by the museum shop will be slashed by about 50 per cent to accommodate a new café, while an additional 25 per cent will be extended into the foyer as a ‘mobile’ structure, under plans for a redesign.

The new look will be clean and contemporary to reflect the building’s modern concrete finish, and is expected to bring the museum up to date with its competitors.

The revamp comes as part of the Museum of London’s £20.5m redevelopment programme of its three lower galleries by architect Wilkinson Eyre, which will open up 25 per cent more space and includes a dramatic glass frontage overlooking London Wall.

Coley Porter Bell was appointed to re-brand the museum in March 2007, while Pentagram created the current marque.

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