British Museum Gains Planning Permission for Archaeological Research Collection

November 2018

The British Museum has gained planning permission for its proposed new collections and research facility in Reading. In partnership with the University of Reading, the museum is creating the new facility to house part of the British Museum’s research collection including its world-renowned archaeological material currently stored at Blythe House in West London. The new facility includes study areas and teaching rooms to allow university students, academics and members of the public access for the study of the collection.

Working with the museum in the role of Project Director, we have assisted the Museum since the project’s inception, helping with the initial site selection process and working closely with numerous stakeholders to define the project brief and to then secure planning.

Tony Wilson, Director at Equals said: “We are thrilled that planning permission has been granted and are very pleased to be working with the Museum again on another exciting project.”