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imperial war museums | churchill war rooms

Borough Market is the oldest market in London and the UK's most renowned food market. It has over 110 traders and 20 restaurants and shops on a site covering 4.5 acres.  We are working with the Market on projects ranging from planning and listed applications to protect | enhance trade; increase floorspace; change uses; and general planning strategies and advice on wider development opportunities across the estate. In our former roles for other firms, we secured planning permission for the award winning market hall, and the reinstatement of the main market at Crown Square, following Network Rail's Thameslink works. 

 

Bompas and Parr are culinary artists |architects | geniuses. Their latest venture brings a new type of museum to the national cultural stage. The British Museum of Food launched in October 2015. It houses a collection of exhibits curated and edited by Bompas and Parr and a learning space that is connected to the main food and drink theme. We worked with the duo to secure the relevant planning permission for a pop up museum in LB Southwark. The pop up is a precursor to a permanent museum in the Capital.​ Visit www.bmof.org

 

The Churchill War Rooms is within the basement of the Grade II* listed HM Treasury building in Westminster. It was the original HQ for the Government's covert operations during the Second World War. We have secured listed building consent on behalf of IWMs for refurbishment works to spaces containing significant historic fabric and additions from the War, including Churchill's private offices. We have also advised on another project to improve exhibition space. For other firms, we provided the lead planning advice on the major refurbishment of IWMs London Grade II listed museum in LB Southwark, working alongside Foster and Partners. 

 

 

 

A small selection of our projects ....

bompas and parr | the british museum of food
borough market | estate works

We have advised Levy Restaurants on the planning strategy to implement changes to the catering and event spaces in Imperial War Museums' branches across the UK. We have secured the relevant planning, listed building and advertisement consents for these works. This includes the HMS Belfast and its Pavilion Café on the River Thames; buildings within the former Second World War airbase at IWM Duxford in South Cambridgshire; and the Switch Café in Churchill War Rooms.

levy restaurants | hms belfast | iwm duxford