Work is now underway to transform outdoor spaces at London’s Natural History Museum, where a series of living galleries and a flagship space for visitors and scientists to explore and study urban nature are being created for the Museum’s Urban Nature Project, sponsored by Workman.
The Natural History Museum’s Urban Nature Project aims to go beyond Net Zero, removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it contributes, so the Museum’s construction partners, Walter Lilly, J&L Gibbons, Fielden Fowles, and Mace Group, are taking an ambitious approach to sustainable construction.
As well as the re-location of the pond, early works now beginning on site will include contractors carefully hand-digging around the roots of 150-year-old London plane trees to enable universal step-free routes across the site.
Once the gardens are complete, every year millions of visitors to the Natural History Museum’s London site will be able to explore the past, present and future of the natural world, the science behind changes, and how a sustainable future can be created for nature in our towns and cities.
Image credit: The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London