The Science Museum Group

Event Space

The Project 
The Science Museum Group are committed to providing greater access to collections, knowledge, expertise and skills through their work with organisations in the UK and internationally. As the world’s leading group of science museums, they share an unparalleled collection spanning science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine with over five million visitors each year. SMG required the conversion of their existing galleries on the 4th and 5th floors into new multifunction events space.
Overcoming Challenges 

Maintaining integrity of acoustic soffit insulation throughout areas – The acoustic insulation is fixed with a rigid board and spray applied to existing soffits to maintain required acoustic level.

Works to the east façade – We are to install large structural steel box frames and curtain walling to the east façade, including a vision screen to respect the privacy of neighbouring properties. This will be achieved by early procurement and installation.

Logistical challenges – The logistics for the site will be challenging as the site is located on the 4th and 5th floors of a very popular visitor location, with over 9000 daily visitors. We are overcoming this challenge by installing an external access scaffold that allows the project to be serviced independent to the museum.