CF Moller Archirtects
National Maritime Museum
Fancy Beach Whitbed and Bowers Roach
Scope of Project:
Extension wing to the museum
Greenwich has long been home to the UK’s National Maritime Museum, a building which is rich with history.
C.F. Møller Architects were contracted in 2006 to design an extension which would suitably integratw with the existing UNESCO World Heritage site.
Albion Stone provided Portland Filled Fancy Beach Whited paving for the upper and lower terrace, wall, ramps & parapet and Bowers Roach for the enclosed gazebos.
Predominantly the building is kept underground creating a deceptively large area to hold the new facilities. A new entrance also allows visitors to access the building from Greenwich Park and the Royal Observatory.
The £35m wing opened on 14 July 2011 and is the largest development in the National Maritime Museum’s history.
Kevin Fewster, National Maritime Museum Director said:
“The Sammy Ofer Wing creates a spectacular contemporary environment in which more people can appreciate the wonders of our world-class collections and their stories of human endeavour and discovery. The opening of this new wing is only the start of our five year programme to revitalise and refresh our permanent galleries and exhibitions. Through this, we will be able to transform the experience we offer to the two million visitors from Britain and overseas who visit us each year. It will help to ensure that current and future generations from all over the world understand the rich and complex story of these islands and the crucial role played by the sea in our history and the lives of those who depended upon it.”
Albion Stone, a fourth generation family business pride ourselves on having a helpful and skilled workforce as well as modern and traditional manufacturing process to enable us to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.