Darwin Centre

Darwin Centre

SW7

Location

CROMWELL ROAD

Partner

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

Architect

CF MOELLER

Stanhope provided assistance to the Natural History Museum for the expansion of the museum.

The £78 million Darwin Centre houses 20 million insect and plant specimens and puts the work of more than 200 scientists on public display.

Paul Lewis advised and assisted the Museum’s trustees throughout the development process, from the choice of contractor, to the centre’s design and construction. His involvement gave the museum access to a wide range of industry contacts and experience.

The building is made up of an 8-storey ‘cocoon’ housed within a glass atrium.  The design provides a metaphor for the Museum’s work, protecting the collections to keep them safe for future generations.