Client: The Tank Museum
We were appointed to work alongside Kennedy O’Callaghan Architects on the architectural design and detailing for a new display hall building for The Tank Museum at Bovington, Dorset. The new building is approximately 5,700 sq m and was funded in part with £8.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It was officially opened by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh.
The project involved close partnership working between the two firms at design development, tender and construction phases. Existing buildings were retained and refurbished, and new build elements include a display hall, shop, café, landmark tower, and a new arena for tank displays.
The new arena is integral to the museum and will help increase visitor numbers by enabling a wider range of events to be staged. The tower gives the museum a unique focal point and a space from which staff can control events.
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