Location: The Old Royal Naval College Greenwich
Client: The Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College
Contract Value: £4.8m (Phase 1 & 2)
The new interpretation and education centre is within the converted Listed Grade II Pepys Building and environs, which is ideally sited at the threshold of the World Heritage Site, being located immediately opposite the Cutty Sark visitor attraction and adjacent to the main points of public arrival to Greenwich.
The project has three distinct elements: the Interpretative exhibition spaces and Clore Learning Centre, the Greenwich Tourist Information Centre and a new Microbrewery with restaurant and cafe. Each function is required to operate both discretely but also as a whole. The adjacent newly landscaped and enlarged courtyard and external approaches are also integrated into the proposals all of which are fully accessible.
The project required restoration and adaptation of the listed building fabric, new structural and spatial interventions and external works. The design proposals have created a coherent whole, which draws together the different parts in continuous space, unified by use of consistent materials, architectural detailing and colour themes.