British Postal Museum & Archive – London Building

The British Postal Museum & Archive, London Building, BPMA Calthorpe House, Mount Pleasant

British Postal Museum & Archive, London

BPMA Development, Mount Pleasant, England – design by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

29 Mar 2012

British Postal Museum & Archive London

Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios design new postal museum

Address: Freeling House, Phoenix Pl, London WC1X 0DL

Phone: 020 7239 2570

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

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios to design a new home for The British Postal Museum & Archive (BPMA). The new museum and archive centre will provide access to the BPMA’s unique collections of 400 years of postal, social and design history, including photographs, posters, vehicles, pillar boxes, employment records of millions of people and a world-class stamp collection.

The design will restore and refurbish an existing building, whilst additional exhibition space and the archive will be located in the new build. Aiming to create a landmark building, which is both welcoming and accessible to its visitors while also dealing with the practical aspects that are specific to museum and archive design including security, environmental control and visitor routes. The ultimate goal is to provide London with a new museum that displays a unique set of world class collections. Under a plan endorsed by the Government, the new centre will be established at Calthorpe House, on London’s Mount Pleasant site, where the country’s oldest mail centre is located. It is close to the existing home of the BPMA at Freeling House, which has very limited space for exhibitions and displays.

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

Richard Collis, Partner and project architect from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios comments “We are very excited to be working with Royal Mail Group and the Postal Heritage Trust on the BPMA Project. It reflects some great ambitions for a genuinely sustainable refurbishment and the creative re-use of a robust, existing industrial building in the heart of Clerkenwell. It will also provide the rare opportunity for improving the care of, access to and wider presentation of a collection of international importance”.

The project is a development of previous proposals to develop a new home for the BPMA in Swindon. FCB Studios were appointed from RMG’s framework and a limited competition process.

The British Postal Museum & Archive building images / information from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios

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
image © Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
British Postal Museum & Archive

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios


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