Heritage - Hintze Hall NHM




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Refurbishment and restoration of the Grade I listed Hintze Hall at the Natural History Museum. This particularly challenging project involves the establishment of additional gallery spaces at ground, first and second floor levels, including replacement of rooflights and conservation of the building’s listed fabric, above what is the gateway to the Museum, whilst maintaining visitor access throughout.
 
The project included conservation work to the terracotta wall linings, hand-painted botanical ceiling panels, stained glass windows, cast bronze and ironwork repairs and restoration of mosaic flooring. We installed new display showcases, representing the full extent of the Museum's collections and reflecting the story of evolution.
 
Discreet installation of new building services and natural ventilation openings were sensitively restored to reduce summer temperatures. The works are undertaken in three phases, including some night time works to minimise disruption for the typical 25,000 visitors per day.
 
The last phase includes provision of new structural support to accommodate a new Blue Whale centrepiece which will dive through the hall, in place of the existing Diplodocus skeleton cast, affectionately known as “Dippy the Dinosaur”.

Please find 'BBC Horizon' Link to our project: here.

Please also find footage here of the 'NHM Live' broadcast featruing Lorraine Cornish and Richard Sabin of the NHM. 
 
Project
Hintze Hall, Natural History Museum

Address
Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD

Client
Natural History Museum

Architect
Casson Mann

Contract Value
£5,200,000

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