The Natural History Museum, Kensington (NHM), is a world-class museum with more than 80 million objects and an acclaimed research institution. The Palaeontology Building was constructed in the early 1970’s from pre-cast concrete and featured curtain walling with black spandrel panels. The curtain walling had begun to fail allowing water ingress, threatening the collections and important scientific work within.
d+b facades was appointed to replace the entire curtain walling and also undertake the delicate cleaning and repair of the surrounding concrete. This was an extremely challenging project requiring specialist skills.