Plans for Docklands museum

Neal Potter Design Associates has created a masterplan for a proposed Museum of Docklands at London’s West India Dock. – The consultancy is also hoping to design the museum, which would include restaurants, retail and exhibition areas.

Neal Potter Design Associates has created a masterplan for a proposed Museum of Docklands at London’s West India Dock.

The consultancy is also hoping to design the museum, which would include restaurants, retail and exhibition areas. “The trustees of the Museum of Docklands will take this decision. We hope to be considered for future work,” says director Neal Potter.

The Museum of Docklands project is managed by a specialist team within the Museum of London. The cost will be partially met by the Museum of London and will run into the millions, according to Potter. An application will be made for funding from the National Lottery.

Potter’s plan was presented to the London Docklands Development Corporation last week. The LDDC owns the proposed museum site, a 10 000m2 Grade I listed building which is currently a disused warehouse.

According to Potter , the LDDC is searching for an architect to mastermind shell design.

“West India Dock is in the shadow of Canary Wharf, and this project would trigger the regeneration of the area,” says Potter. The museum would include archives, a library and community and education facilities.

Potter was approached by the client to join a three-way credentials pitch, which included James Gardner 3D Concepts.

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