Walters & Cohen Win Planning Consent for UK Museum Facility

12 July 2010 (Last Updated July 12th, 2010 18:30)

UK-based practice Walters & Cohen Architects has received planning consent for a new community and education building at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, England. The building will be located near the animal enclosure in the 5.7ha gardens behind the grade II-listed anthrop

UK-based practice Walters & Cohen Architects has received planning consent for a new community and education building at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in London, England.

The building will be located near the animal enclosure in the 5.7ha gardens behind the grade II-listed anthropological museum.

The project will also see the adjacent Dutch barn and bandstand restored as well.

The timber structure will feature classrooms and recreational spaces equipped with glazed, translucent panelled walls and a wildflower green roof.

The scheme is part of the Horniman garden refurbishment and enhancement project, which received stage-two funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Land Use Consultants has created the master plan and will also oversee the management of the gardens, according to bdonline.co.uk.