British Museum WCEC wins at RICS Awards

15 May 2015

The World Conservation and Exhibitions Centre (WCEC) at the British Museum has won the Best Building award in the Tourism and Leisure category at the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) London Awards.

Project architect John McElgunn was in attendance at the ceremony to collect the gong on behalf of RSHP and hear the very positive remarks of the judges.

The WCEC is one of the largest redevelopment projects in the British Museum’s 260-year history. Located in the north-west corner of its Bloomsbury estate, the new nine-storey building consists of five pavilions, one of which is entirely underground, and accommodates 175 staff. It provides the Museum with a new major exhibition gallery, state-of-the-art laboratories and studios, and world class storage for the collection, as well as important facilities to support its extensive UK and international loan programme.

The RICS Awards showcase the most inspirational regional initiatives and developments in land, property, construction and the built environment. The awards are open to everyone working within the property profession and celebrate the talents of surveyors, property developers, engineers, planners and architects.