Momentum selected as transport consultant for the new Museum of London at West Smithfield.
Momentum was announced as winner of the tender to work alongside architects Stanton Williams and Asif Khan and project manager Buro Four for the Museum of London new site in West Smithfield.
The winner was chosen on the basis of practical understanding of the local transport challenges and opportunities, progressive design approach and knowledge of the transport requirements of a world-class museum.
Momentum will provide design and transport planning support to help ensure outstanding visitor experience and seamless building operations as well as to deliver the highest achievement in terms of sustainability in a heritage setting, working collaboratively with the design team.
‘We are delighted to be selected on this project – it’s a fantastic opportunity to help the Museum of London become a key institution of this highly symbolic and busy area of Central London and make it a better place for visitors, workers and residents alike. It builds on our work for the British Museum in London and the Imperial War Museum in Duxford and will draw upon the skills our diverse team of planners, engineers and modellers’ said Roy McGowan, Managing Director of Momentum Transport Consultancy.
Detailed metrics on the area’s transport conditions and future growth – including the new Elizabeth Line arriving at Farringdon in 2019 – will be developed to inform a comprehensive assessment of the new site and to propose innovative solutions. Vehicle and pedestrian modelling will then be used to test design options and to help deliver a world-class public realm.
The museum intends to submit a planning application for the West Smithfield site to the City of London Corporation in 2018 and to deliver the new museum by 2022.
For further information, please contact Momentum’s Managing Director, Roy McGowan