Natural History Museum Civic Realm Competition

The Museum encourages responses from multi-disciplinary teams from a wide range of fields, such as landscape design, architecture and engineering to craftspeople, ecology, the arts, interpretation, learning, barrier-free design and gardening.


The project's key themes encompass: a skillful balance of respect for the heritage values of the building and setting; exemplary, original and sustainable design, which satisfies the expectations of world visitors and the importance of the institution; safe, secure and inclusive design outcomes; and the needs of the Museum community of visitors, staff and neighbours.


The teams should be structured under a lead consultant, identified within their submission.


The process is being conducted to comply with European Union procurement guidelines (OJEU), arranged in two stages. The first stage is a wide call for Expressions of Interest, concluding with the selection of shortlist of no less than five teams. At the second stage, these teams will be invited to develop a design approach. The Competition will conclude with the selection of a single winning team and design approach by a jury. A public exhibition of the shortlisted teams will be held prior to the jury meeting.

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