Max Fordham wins National Railway Museum: Central Hall with Feilden Fowles!

17 April 2020


The relationship with up-and-coming Feilden Fowles continues to flourish following recent project wins on civic schemes at the Natural History Museum and in Fountains Abbey.    

Working alongside Price & Myers, we are delighted to have won the prestigious competition for Central Hall at the National Railway Museum in York. Central Hall aims to provide an iconic national museum building, unifying a dated and disjointed site as part of Vision 2025, a collection of projects totalling £55M to improve the Museum estate.Vision 2025 is also a key part of York Central: a £650M long-term regeneration masterplan providing homes, office spaces and improving connectivity to York railway station.

Carl Brookes provided input into the concept and competition entry, attending an interview with the team on the 25th February. The competition jury included big names from the Science Museum Group including Dame Mary Archer and Sir Ian Blatchford and "praised the winning team’s design concept for its elegance, its ambitious energy strategy and its intriguing new visitor journeys."

All team members are looking forward to starting work on the project!

For more information, visit Architects' Journal.

Carl Brookes, Ingrid Petit and Fergus Feilden

National Railway Museum © Feilden Fowles

National Railway Museum © Feilden Fowles