National Maritime Museum

National Maritime Museum

The National Maritime Museum is located within the Maritime Greenwich World Heritage Site and Greenwich Park Conservation Area. The Museum, including the Queen’s House, is Grade I listed and has been designated a Scheduled Monument. The site is situated adjacent to the Royal Parks Grade I Registered Park and Garden (Greenwich Park).

We provided strategic planning and heritage advice to obtain planning and listed building consent for an extension to the South West Wing of the Museum, demolition of unsympathetic later additions, internal re-organisation and the reconstruction of the Wing’s south façade. Given the sensitivity of the site, a range of stakeholders were consulted during the design and planning process, which proved decisive in securing support for the scheme. We also achieved permission for the relocation of Yinka Shonibare’s ‘Ship in a Bottle’ sculpture from the Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square to a permanent home at the Museum.

Lichfields has been working on projects in, or in the immediate setting of, all four of London’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites –Maritime Greenwich, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Westminster and the Tower of London. We’re delighted to have achieved the sensitive and successful extension of the Sammy Ofer Wing at the National Maritime Museum, with the project commended for the London Planning Awards.

David Gavin, Senior Director, Lichfields