ROYAL MUSEUMS GREENWICH APPOINTS JAMIE FOBERT ARCHITECTS ON REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT
Royal Museums Greenwich has appointed Jamie Fobert Architects for an exciting redevelopment project at the Royal Observatory Greenwich.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich (ROG) will be celebrating its 350th anniversary in 2025. This gives the team at ROG a once-in-a-generation opportunity to revisit the ways in which the site works, revitalising the displays and rethinking the stories that we tell, in an ambitious project that combines master-planning, site improvements and new galleries.
The new project will reveal how centuries of scientific work at the ROG have shaped our understanding of the universe we live in and the Earth we live on.
Jamie Fobert said:
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is an extraordinary site; a unique collection of buildings designed to hold astronomical instruments. From its inception in the form of Wren’s octagonal Flamsteed House (1676), the site has been in a state of constant flux of construction and demolition as new telescopes were required.
It is a great privilege to be tasked with considering how best to add to this ‘constellation’ of buildings, to better welcome visitors and to create galleries where the full story of time and space can be revealed.
Paddy Rodgers, Director Royal Museums Greenwich said:
We are glad Jamie and his team will be joining our exciting plans to inject awe and wonder into an incredible celebration of celestial observation, the observatory, and its famous prior residents.
NOTES TO EDITORS:
1. Royal Observatory Greenwich is part of Royal Museums Greenwich which also incorporates the National Maritime Museum, the Cutty Sark and the 17th-century Queen’s House. This unique collection of museums and heritage buildings, which form a key part of the Maritime Greenwich UNESCO World Heritage Site is also a major centre of education and research.
2. Since its inception in 1996, London-based Jamie Fobert Architects has established a reputation for innovative and inspiring architectural design. Clients range from individual homeowners and international retailers to major cultural organisations including Tate St Ives, Kettle’s Yard and the National Portrait Gallery.
Jamie Fobert Architects team comprises of:
Structural & Civil Engineer – Price & Myers
M&E Engineer – Max Fordham LLP
Fire Consultant – OFR Consultants
Heritage Consultant – Purcell
Quantity Surveyor – Gardiner & Theobald LLP
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