Schedule Of The Building Process

59 Planning, preliminary brief 2003 - 2005
60 Architectural competition No competition. Design Team procured 2005 through OJEU based of cost quality assessment
61 Period of project No
62 Opening of the construction work April 2007
63 Conclusion of the construction April 2007 - January 2013, 7 sections
64 Furnishing and moving the collections Ongoing, with move management managed by Thomson Bethune. Major staff decants 2007-date. Two offsite stores created as part of project—one will be required permanently, one as decant store.
65 Opening of the new building for public Ongoing, first phase opened August 2008, Ground Floor opened June 2009. 7 floors now completed with Lower Ground Floor to be completed in January 2013