Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios works on new postal museum

Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios is working on a new home for the British Postal Museum & Archive, which will involve the refurbishment of Calthorpe House in north London and the creation of a new building.

The museum will provide a home for the BPMA’s collection, which includes photographs, posters, pillar boxes and a stamp collection.

British Postal Museum and Archive
British Postal Museum and Archive

FCBS was appointed to the project from Royal Mail Group’s framework, following a limited competition process. The practice says no interior design group has yet been appointed to the project, and a completion date has not yet been set.

British Postal Museum and Archive
British Postal Museum and Archive

FCBS says it is aiming to ‘create a landmark building, which is both welcoming and accessible to its visitors while also dealing with the practical aspects that are specific to museum and archive design including security, environmental control and visitor routes.’

British Postal Museum and Archive interanl
British Postal Museum and Archive internal

Calthorpe House is being leased to the BPMA by RMG, which is also providing a loan to cover some of the conversion costs. BPMA is set to launch a fundraising campaign to raise the remaining funds.

British Postal Museum and Archive interiors
British Postal Museum and Archive interiors

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