Jan 18, 2019

Horniman Museum and Gardens Masterplan

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The Horniman has appointed Studio Egret West as its masterplan architects and landscape architects to develop proposals for a series of projects to support the development of the south London attraction’s estate.

Nick Merriman, Chief Executive for the Horniman, said: ‘Studio Egret West stood out for us during the tender process because of their extensive experience, their consultative practice, their enthusiasm for the Horniman as visitors themselves, and their creative yet realistic take on what our future could look like. We’re excited to work with them to develop a framework for the Horniman.’

The Master Plan for the estate will be vital in delivering the strategic vision for the future of the Horniman Museum and Gardens, which includes attracting a million visitors a year by 2023, engaging audiences in global issues as London’s only museum where nature and culture are seen alongside each other, and more closely matching London’s diversity in its audiences.

We will work in collaboration with specialists from management consultancy Fourth Street, Expedition Engineers who will look at structural engineering and sustainability, and heritage consultant Michael Copeman.

David West, Founding Director of Studio Egret West, said: ‘We are delighted to work with the Horniman, an institution and place that we have much personal affiliation and admiration for. We see so much potential to expand the nature and breadth of the draw of the Horniman Museum and Gardens through carefully considered interventions and programmes within a multi layered landscape.’


Horniman Museum and Gardens Masterplan