Battle of Britain Beacon Museum
Design a new home for the Battle of Britain Beacon collection
While Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios had previously come up with ‘an overall strategic direction and core concept, the Battle of Britain Beacon contest winner would not be bound by the practice’s initial designs. The RAFM are looking for an innovative, landmark design to house their Battle of Britain collection – which includes over a dozen aircraft.
The deadline for receipt of tenders is 21 January.
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Please visitwww.malcolmreading.co.uk/beacon for further information and supporting documentation (including PQQ).
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBS) had previously come up with ‘an overall strategic direction and core concept’ (see below).
However the AJ understands the eventual contest winner would not be bound by the practice’s initial designs for a 116m-tower.
The building at The Royal Air Force Museum in Hendon, north west London, will showcase around a dozen aircraft and ‘tell the story of a major event in British history…encouraging people to draw parallels with modern life’.
Launched as an OJEU notice (2010/S 252-388326), the contest is being run by Malcolm Reading Consultants.
Organiser William Lamport said: ‘The work carried out by FCBS and their team has given a tremendous boost to the entire vision and has enabled the RAF to determine an overall strategic direction and core concept.
‘The OJEU released is seeking a full team to deliver the design and interpretation for the Battle of Britain Beacon.’
He added: ‘The RAF intends the work that has been done developing the core concept can be developed and enhanced and is seeking world class skills to do this. This is not an OJEU seeking an executive architect and exhibition designer to work up a design that is already established.’