Local Government Rejects £130m British Museum Expansion Plan

28 July 2009 (Last Updated July 28th, 2009 18:30)

Plans by Richard Rogers to expand the British Museum in London have been rejected by the local authorities, it has been revealed. The £130m expansion would have housed a five-storey building with three basement levels for an exhibition gallery, conservation laboratories, offices and a

Plans by Richard Rogers to expand the British Museum in London have been rejected by the local authorities, it has been revealed.

The £130m expansion would have housed a five-storey building with three basement levels for an exhibition gallery, conservation laboratories, offices and a collection of storage rooms.

Camden Council declared the project an over development, saying the additional exhibition space would not outweigh the damage to the original museum during the process.