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Work nears completion on Maritime Museum addition

[First look] Purcell Miller Tritton’s (PMT) £35.2 million extension to the Grade I-listed National Maritime Museum (NMM) in Greenwich is set to open next month

The new Sammy Ofer wing’s design was originally conceived by the Danish architectural practice CF Møller (see AJ 8.11.06) but was ‘developed and completed’ by Purcell Miller Tritton.

Replacing the museum’s Regatta Café, water tower and service yards, The addition doubles the volume of the institution’s existing south west wing.

The interior of the original  wing  was ‘substantially reconfigured’ to house the new archive and reading room with the building façade facing Greenwich Park fully restored.

According to an NMM spokesman ‘the profile of the new extension has been kept low to allow the Victorian façade to be appreciated as a backdrop to the striking new building’.

Mark Hammond, partner at PMT said: ‘[This] building is nothing short of spectacular and is a great testament to the vision of the commissioning client and his representative, the endeavours of the professional team and the construction contractors.”

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