ARCHITECT WANTED FOR LONDON MUSEUM14 March 2016
AN ARCHITECT IS BEING SOUGHT FOR THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM TO REDESIGN IT’S GIFT SHOP. THE £1 MILLION PROJECT COMPLETION DATE IS EXPECTED TO BE 2017 WITH THE AIM TO OPEN UP THE SPACE AND CREATE BETTER CONNECTIONS TO OTHER AREAS IN THE MUSEUM.
The contract notice reads: “The V&A is looking for an exciting and ambitious design practice to transform their main shop and introduce a new approach to retail at the museum. Sitting at the heart of the museum, this site is crucial in defining not only retail within the museum but the visitor experience as a whole. Providing access to and from almost all areas on the ground floor it is traversed by virtually every visitor, whether arriving at or exiting the museum.
It is also an iconic destination in its own right, and is regularly featured in lists of the top outlets in London. For all these reasons it is fundamental that the main shop is of a quality to match the surrounding galleries, and is at the forefront of current retail operations and design.”
The work is a part of the museums major redevelopment programme FuturePlan. The winning team will be announced in June this year and will configure the plans to RIBA stage 4, with the work starting in February next week.
Annual turnover requirement is £200,000 and upto 5 teams will be shortlisted, deadline for entry April 6th at 17:30
CONTACT DETAILS for the job
Victoria and Albert Museum
Tel: 020 794 22924