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Softroom named on British Museum shortlist - image

Up-and-coming practice Softroom has been named on an impressive eight-strong list of practices vying to land a series of high-profile projects at the British Museum.

Last year the museum launched a contest to find a practice capable of masterminding an £80-million revamp of the special exhibition space at the central London building in Great Russell Street.

It is understood that the firms named on the 'framework' - unveiled yesterday - will now battle it out for work which may include the design of a 10,000m2 state-of-the-art collection space, new care facilities, conservation laboratories, storage facilities and office space.

The other practices in the running are: BDP; HOK International; Purcell Miller Triton; Dannatt Johnson Architects; Devereux Architects; RMCA; and Frank Timothy Associates.

The proposed building work comes just five years after Norman Foster completed his Stirling-shortlisted glass roof over the Great Court at the British Museum.

A future timescale is not yet known.

by Richard Waite

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