Keltbray will start the deconstruction enablement and new structural works with a £17.5m package. These works on the first major construction phase will allow the construction of a new home for the Museum of London.
The Museum of London will be created within the largely empty market buildings of West Smithfield, in the City of London. The initial phase of works will involve extensive restoration works to the General Market building.
The works by Keltbray includes the restoration of the existing iron, stone and brickwork structure while preserving the decorative elevations of the original Victorian structures that date back to the 1880s.
Keltbray’s team will need to draw on the company’s in-house engineering capabilities to react quickly to any surprise discoveries at site once work gets going. The contractor will ensure the overall methodology for delivering further works to deliver a collaborative project.