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Museum of London commits to Smithfield move


This is fantastic news. A win, win, win, win situation! Win 1 - The historic General Market gets a genuine reprieve adn excellent reuse, and what could be more appropriate than the Museum of London and its 3000+ year old collections Win 2 - Sir Simon Rattles request is actually being taken seriously by the Corporation and the wider political class in local and national government. Win 3 - The opportunity for London to finally have the best concert hall in the world. This is a truly one off opportunity to right a serious, cultural and artistic vacuum in the capital. I can but hope this is run as an international competition of the highest calibre. Win 4 - Last but not least, where the wanton disregard for Hoarce Jone's built legacy by the Corporation and blind adherence to more bland office floor plates. In my eyes, for quite sometime it had made them look rather like cultural philistines. Yet now, here is the multiple opportunity to right what had for sometime looked like an appalling wrong! I am intrigued to know if any of the vast underground vaults of the market will become the collections store? So freeing the Regents Canal site for redevelopment as well as bringing the whole institution together in one place. This is a truly exciting development for London

Posted date

27 March, 2015

Posted time

10:04 am