National Collections Centre
Sam Jacob Studio were commissioned by the Science Museum Group to develop a strategic approach and high level masterplan for the National Collections Centre.
Located on an old airfield in Wroughton, Wiltshire the site has been used historically to house outsized elements of the SMG’s collection. Over time, the site will develop into the National Collections Centre for the SMG.
Our work explored the ways in which design could be used to help create a sense of place through character and identity, towards the use and organisation of the site, the experiential design for visitors and staff, and embedding flexibility supporting the phasing and evolution of the project.
These approaches build on the intrinsic qualities of the site that include the scale of its landscape, the existing historic buildings and hangars, as well as its setting in a site of outstanding natural beauty.