Local Government Rejects £130m British Museum Expansion Plan
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Local Government Rejects £130m British Museum Expansion Plan

28 Jul 2009

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.