Keltbray has landed a £17.5m deal to deliver enabling deconstruction and new structural works on the first phase of the new home for the Museum of London
This initial phase of works on the new Museum of London will include extensive restoration works to the general market building, including the renovation of the existing iron, stone and brickwork structure while preserving the decorative elevations of the original Victorian structures which date back to the 1880s.
Given the age, scale and constraints of the existing site, the Keltbray delivery team will also draw on the group’s in-house capabilities and engineering expertise to react quickly and proactively to any ‘site discoveries’ once work on site commences.
Additionally, Keltbray will ensure the overall methodology for delivering further works novates seamlessly to deliver a collaborative, ‘joined-up’ project solution.
‘A once-in-a-generation opportunity’
Michael O’Hagan, managing director for built environment at Keltbray, said: “Keltbray’s partnership approach to design, delivery and stakeholder liaison will be instrumental in achieving the desired outcome on what will be one of London’s most prestigious projects.
“The application of digital engineering and modern self-delivery methods will bring greater control to this complex scheme, while also supporting economic growth and providing significant social value for London and the UK.”
Darren James, chief executive officer at Keltbray, added: “We are delighted to have secured the first major package of works on this once-in-a-generation opportunity to reconceive what a museum for London can be, a bespoke shared place for Londoners and visitors from around the world.”