Redesigning the Museum's grounds

Visitors to the Museum will soon enjoy revitalised gardens surrounding the buildings.

Niall McLaughlin Architects with Kim Wilkie have won the chance to redevelop the Museum's grounds.

The grounds surrounding Museum's buildings such as the grade I-listed Waterhouse building play an important part in how visitors experience the Museum.

Visually stunning and fit for purpose

The Civic Realm Competition will 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.

Full competition details on the Malcolm Reading website

The competition process

In line with European Union procurement guidelines (OJEU), the competition process consists of two stages. 

  • Open call for expressions of interest with a shortlist of at least five designs. 
  • Shortlisted teams develop a design approach. 

Read our news story about the winning design