London’s New Home
Well it looks like the planning application for the new Museum of London, which is meant to occupy the site of the old Poultry Hall at Smithfields, has only just been submitted this month, which pushes back the start date and significantly, the opening date for the museum. As the new home of the London Symphony Orchestra concert hall is meant to occupy the museum’s current site, there’s a considerable knock-on effect.
Two London design firms won the project bid – the renders show a bit of the old brickwork, a bit of glass, nothing to frighten the horses.
It’s appropriate that the Museum of London will be here on one of the most extraordinary sites in London, which has seen jousting tournaments, executions, fairs and cattle markets. Based on what experts have said about the Smithfield work schedule (clue: not much) I reckon it won’t be open much before 2025 though, by which time I’ll be hitting my 70s. Quelle bummer. See you there.