Natural History Museum unveils redevelopment plans

Date Posted: 26/09/2015

The Natural History Museum is planning a transformation of its outdoor spaces, in order to make better use of the exterior area.

Three new outdoor areas will be created: The Square, Eastern Grounds and Western Grounds, all of which will reflect the museum’s key science themes of evolution, biodiversity and sustainability.

The Square, on the corner of Cromwell Road and Exhibition Road, will be the entrance to the site, offering a place to sit, eat and relax while enjoying the surroundings.

The Eastern Grounds will display a geological timeline of how life has changed over the incredibly long history of the earth, and landscaped to create a journey back through time, from the origins of life through to the present day.

The third area, the Western Grounds, will be a space dedicated to creating sustainable new habitats for urban wildlife, and a place to feel closer to nature in the city.

The landscaping, which is set to take place between 2017 and 2020, is part of an overall remodelling of the famous institution and tourist venue.

For further information visit www.nhm.ac.uk.

Photo credit: Niall McLaughlin Architects.

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