Visitors to the Museum will soon enjoy revitalised gardens surrounding the buildings.
A competition announced on 19 September 2013 invites teams of architects to redesign the grounds to reflect the Museum’s unmistakable architecture.
The grounds surrounding Museum's buildings such as the grade I-listed Waterhouse building play an important part in how visitors experience the Museum.
The Civic Realm Competition aims to create an innovative and visually stunning outdoor setting around the Museum's buildings that will accommodate the different activities of our visitors.
The project will completely redesign the Museum’s extensive gardens as well as access ways to and from the buildings to improve the experience of visitors to the Museum.
The competition is being run in partnership with Malcolm Reading Consultants and Deloitte.
In line with European Union procurement guidelines (OJEU), the competition process consists of two stages.
First there is an open call for expressions of interest with a shortlist of at least five designs announced in mid to late-November.
Shortlisted teams will then be asked to develop a design approach.
Chosen by a jury, the winning team is expected to be announced in February 2014 following a public exhibition of the entries.