The framework commenced on the 1st June 2015 and will run for four years and will cover various project work to be undertaken at the Museum’s Grade 1 listed site in South Kensington London which will include front facing & back of house works, temporary exhibitions, gallery refurbishments, cafes/restaurants, retail outlets and other public amenities.
The landmark Alfred Waterhouse building on the site opened in 1881 with the Earth Galleries and Darwin Centre being more recent additions. Both the interiors and exteriors of the Waterhouse building make extensive use of terracotta tiles and bricks many of which feature relief sculptures of flora and fauna representing both living and extinct species.
The Natural History Museum is one of the world’s leading natural history museum’s exhibiting a vast range of specimens from the many varied segments of natural history and is particularly famous for its exhibition of dinosaur skeletons. The museum is home to life and earth science specimens comprising some 80 million items within five main collections namely: botany, entomology, mineralogy, palaeontology and zoology.
The museum is a world-renowned centre of research and many of the collections have great historical, as well as scientific, value which includes specimens collected by Charles Darwin whilst The Natural History Museum Library contains extensive books, journals, manuscripts and artwork collections.
We look forward to working with The Natural History Museum to maintain, conserve and care for their infrastructure and collections and to assist them in their strategy to develop the knowledge of, and inspire engagement with, the natural world.