The Postal Museum

Farringdon, WC1
The British Postal Museum & Archive
Practical completion 2017
30,000 sq ft GIA
Arts, education, leisure, and community

Feilden Clegg Bradley, Architect
Max Fordham, Building services engineer
CH2M, Structural engineer
Blue Sky Building, Construction manager

Opened in 2017, The Postal Museum at Calthorpe House provides a new home for its extensive archives and showcase for British postal history, including the transformation of the disused Mail Rail tunnels and platforms at Mount Pleasant into a visitor attraction. Following a series of optioneering studies across a number of sites, M3 was engaged to consolidate the brief and manage the design team to obtain planning and deliver the redevelopment and extension of the former Royal Mail administrative building, including the move of existing facilities.

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Project highlights

  • Consolidating a brief for current and future requirements
  • Providing well protected archive facilities meeting required BS 5454 standards
  • Increasing substantially the exhibition space
  • Streamlining the development within the wider planning process for Mount Pleasant
  • Enabling the use of Mail Rail as a visitor attraction
  • Shortlisted for Art Fund Museum of the Year Award in 2018