British Postal Museum & Archive, Swindon Building

The British Postal Museum & Archive, Swindon Building, BPMA Project, Design, England

British Postal Museum & Archive, Swindon

BPMA Development, England – design by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, UK

25 Aug 2010

British Postal Museum Swindon

Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to design the British Postal Museum and Archive

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios have been appointed to design and develop The British Postal Museum & Archive’s (BPMA) new centre following a competitive tender process.

British Postal Museum & Archive Swindon British Postal Museum & Archive
images © Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Work will include the restoration and regeneration the Grade II* ‘At Risk’ listed building and create the BPMA’s new home in the historic former Great Western Railway Chain Testing Works in Swindon, Wiltshire. The site is opposite FCB Studios multi-award winning scheme; The National Trust’s headquarters, Heelis, and the practice have previously worked on the overall site masterplanning for Swindon Borough Council.

The new centre will provide full public access to the BPMA’s unique and fascinating collections, as well as providing responsive, flexible storage and conservation facilities. It will also enable a vast expansion of its educational programme and work for young visitors. A phased opening is planned to begin in 2013.

The BPMA combines the collection of the former National Postal Museum and the Royal Mail Archive and contains iconic objects such as red pillar boxes and postal vehicles, as well as every British stamp issued since the Penny Black, original design artwork, posters and photographs.

Geoff Rich, Partner and Studio Leader at FCB Studios comments: “We’re really thrilled to be helping to create a brand new home for the BPMA and its amazing collection at the former historic railway works. An exciting mix of new and old creates the potential for a great project.”

Adrian Steel, Director of the BPMA commented; “The BPMA is very pleased to have appointed FCB as architects for this exciting new project. We feel that they are the right partner to deliver the new home our outstanding collections deserve – they have over 30 years experience in the industry with a strong track record and fantastic reputation”.

In June 2010, the BPMA received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) first-round pass for a grant of £2,617,800, including development funding of £117,800 for the project.

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