History Centre, Plymouth


Atkins has been appointed to design a new £21m history centre in Plymouth.

The project – which has already received a development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and is earmarked to receive £12.8m* in total – will see Plymouth’s existing museum refurbished and expanded to create a major new attraction in the city. Working alongside Faithful + Gould (cost management) and Ward Williams Associates (project management), Atkins will develop the detailed design to support a further application to the HLF in 2016.

The new Plymouth History Centre will transform the existing City Museum and Art Gallery into a cutting-edge, interactive centre, three times its existing size. Scheduled to open its doors in 2019, it will provide a new home for the city’s five most fascinating and vast historic collections, making them more accessible to everyone.

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