RIBA stage one team chosen for York Castle Museum redevelopment

20 February 2019
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Alison Brooks Architects




United Kingdom

Alison Brooks to lead design work in preparation for funding campaign

In October 2018, York Museums Trust invited expressions of interest from architects for the multi-million pound redevelopment of the York Castle Museum to a RIBA Stage 1 level of design information, with a view to supporting an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund. Now, the winning team has been revealed as follows:

Lead Architect – Alison Brooks Architects working with Richard Griffiths Architects, Purcell Architecture and Todd Longstaff - Gowan Landscape Design
Exhibition and Interpretation Design – Real Studios
Structural Engineers – BDP
Quantity Surveyors – Appleyard and Trew
Mechanical and Electrical Engineers – BuroHappold Engineering

The expansion will create a new building alongside temporary exhibition spaces and immersive visitor experiences, enabling the history of the York Castle and Eye of York site to be told for the first time. Overall, the proposed development will be a significant part of the City of York Council’s plans for the regeneration of the Castle Gateway, including the possibility of a new riverside walkway. 

On the announcement, Paul Lambert, head of strategy, finance and corporate services, said: “The number of applicants for the project has been phenomenal; this was a very competitive appointment. We are thrilled that we now have our RIBA stage one design team in place and we look forward to working with them on the next steps in realising our ambitious plans for the museum. We are continuing to work closely with the City of York Council and English Heritage so that our plans enhance and complement the wider vision for the Castle Gateway area.”

The team will now oversee the creation of masterplan and concept designs for the re-imagined museum in preparation for the funding campaign.

Lucy Nordberg
TenderStream Head of Research

The call for expressions of interest was first published by TenderStream on 04.10.2018 here

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