Momentum is delighted to be commissioned as the transport consultant working on the Museum of London’s relocation from its home at London Wall to the historic West Smithfield site. Momentum are supporting Stanton Williams Architects, Asif Khan, Julian Harrap Architects, J&L Gibbons and the design team on the project, from the early feasibility stages right through to construction.
From a transport perspective, this exciting project presents a number of unique challenges.
The key tenet of the Stanton Williams scheme is the integration of a contemporary cultural destination within the existing historic buildings of Smithfield Market. Our work requires careful consideration of the servicing and logistical requirements of the Museum, in order to support the design and develop a strategy that accommodates the needs of a world class museum within the existing structures of an iconic building, without compromising the visitor experience.
In addition, the new Museum of London is expected to be the catalyst of renewal of the Smithfield area, as well as a connection between Farringdon and the future City of London Culture Mile. As a result of the regeneration in the area and the introduction of Crossrail at Farringdon Station in 2018, the area will see a considerable uplift in the number of pedestrians. A key part of Momentum’s scope involves understanding the future pedestrian movements surrounding the site, to ensure that the new Museum integrates into the built environment and that a successful, high quality public realm design can be developed and implemented.
Momentum are developing an intricate strategy which accommodates the Museum’s logistical needs to ensure appropriate servicing and back of house arrangements are made for exhibitions, goods and artefacts, whilst considering the sensitivities of the existing buildings’ heritage.
Momentum are working to understand the future pedestrian movements around the Smithfield area, which is integral to ensuring that pedestrians can be comfortably accommodated within a high quality public realm environment, enhancing the visitor experience.