The Urban Nature Project at Natural History Museum

22 April 2020


We are thrilled to announce that Max Fordham has been appointed to help transform the Natural History Museum's outdoor spaces to support wildlife, research, conservation and biodiversity!

Working alongside Feilden Fowles, J & L Gibbons and Pentagram Design, we will provide M&E, Lighting and Acoustics.

The Museum’s five-acre site in South Kensington is being transformed into a welcoming, accessible and biologically diverse green space in the heart of London.

New outdoor galleries will showcase the Museum’s scientific research and provide a space for the public to enjoy and explore urban nature. Access to the garden will also be improved, with universal step-free routes across the site.

The existing Wildlife Garden will be extended to double the area of native habitats within the grounds, providing a wonderful setting for the Museum’s historic building.

"I'm excited to be involved in such a unique and challenging project. The ambitious sustainability credentials are being closely overseen by some of the country's leading experts in ecology, wildlife and biodiversity and leave the design nowhere to hide. This has given the design team focus and purpose. I'm hopeful for a successful planning application and look forward to seeing the project come to life in the next few years."

Carl Brookes, Senior Engineer

For more information, visit the Natural History Museum’s website.


A dual-purpose Garden Building will provide cafe facilities and a function space, plus support for planting  © Feilden Fowles

The story of Earth's history along a timeline wall will be brought to life with geology and planting   © Feilden Fowles