Victoria & Albert Museum

Victoria and Albert Museum

Exhibition Road Project, London


Market Sector: Refurbishment

Client: Victoria & Albert Museum

Engineer: Arup

Main Contractor: Wates

Architect: Amanda Levete

London boasts some of the Nation’s most prestigious museums with none more important than the V & A. The Exhibition Road Project, forms part of the Museum’s ‘FuturePlan’.

The major development works will provide a large column free underground exhibition gallery, an open courtyard and improved street level entrance into the Museum. The new courtyard will house a café and be used for installations and events.

Constructing thirteen “Toblerone” trusses each up to 25 metres long and weighing up to 13 tonnes was a logistic minefield requiring careful planning and co-ordination with the Highways agency. Precision checks meant that each of the trusses were dropped into place on time, first time, every time.

Completion is scheduled for the end of 2016.