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Planning approval for Museum of Military Medicine move

The Museum of Military Medicine, currently based in a barracks in Hampshire, is set to move to Britannia Park off Harbour Drive, opposite the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay.

The relocation from ‘behind the wire’ places the museum in a more public and accessible location. Scott Brownrigg was commissioned to reflect the museum’s desire to promote transparency and openness; whilst carefully considering the surrounding context. In 2017, the design was shortlisted for the World Architecture Festival Culture – Future Project Award.

“The design of the building has been carefully considered to fit within the current landscape of Cardiff Bay. The architecture is a contemporary expression of the modern museum, research and visitor facility and evokes memories of the industrial and maritime heritage of this particular part of the Bay,” says Neil MacOmish, board director at Scott Brownrigg.

The museum aims to bring the UK’s first 8k immersive interactive video space, in addition to the most comprehensive collection of archives and exhibitions documenting the legacy of British military medicine.

A move to Cardiff will also see the Museum engage with the Cardiff Bay community, creating new exhibitions that reflect the history, diversity and culture of Tiger Bay and Butetown in relation to military medicine to ensure the heritage of the area and Wales is a prominent feature of the Museum.

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