Being Brunel for the SS Great Britain Trust, has been shortlisted for a 2019 RICS Regional Award in the Tourism and Leisure category.
In 2013, the practice was asked to prepare architectural proposals for ‘Being Brunel’, a plan to restore Brunel’s Listed Grade II* Drawing Office, and replace the partly derelict 20th Century dockside buildings which run alongside Brunel’s SS Great Britain, to transform them into a new visitor experience and museum.
The museum tells the extraordinary story of hero engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, through never-before-seen personal possessions, as well as interactive exhibits and audio-visual experiences. It gives unprecedented access to objects from the National Brunel Collection, currently cared for at the Brunel Institute. Being Brunel opened in Easter 2018 is a major addition at Brunel’s SS Great Britain
The Regional Awards will take place in Bristol on 22nd May.