Scott Brownrigg-designed Museum of Military Medicine in Cardiff given planning approval
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Chesterton Sports Centre
£18,426 - £18,795 per annum, pro rata
Chesterton Community College and Sports Centre, Cambridge UK
star job
Coach Gyms
£15k basic + commission + Bonus
Leeds, UK
Leicester Grammar School
Competitive
Leicester, UK
Leigh Sports Village
£18,950 - £22,302
Leigh Sports Village, Wigan, UK
Actif Sport and Leisure
£19,312 Fixed Point (Pro-rata)
Carmarthen, Ammanford and Llanelli Leisure Centres, Carmarthenshire

Scott Brownrigg-designed Museum of Military Medicine in Cardiff given planning approval

Job opportunities
Leicester Grammar School
Competitive
location: Leicester, UK
Burnley FC in the Community
£25,000 to £30,000 per annum
location: Burnley, UK
training opportunity
Les Mills
location: Nationwide, United Kingdom
more jobs

The Museum of Military Medicine in the UK has received planning approval for a new building in the city of Cardiff.

As a result, the historic attraction will move from its current home in Surrey to a new flagship facility designed by architects Scott Brownrigg.

The new building – set to be located in Cardiff Bay – will host the museum's comprehensive collection of archives and exhibitions documenting the legacy of British military medicine.

It will also host the UK’s first 8k immersive interactive video space.

The museum will tell the story of military healthcare disciplines including medicine, nursing, dental, veterinary and allied health professions, from the civil war era to the current day.

It explores developments in military medicine, including many that have gone on to be used in hospitals around the world to save lives and provide treatments that improve quality of life and wellbeing.

Those stories are told though exhibitions, archives and collections that incorporate over 30,000 objects that preserve the heritage of those who have saved lives through service.

The Museum’s search for a new location saw several UK cities considered and it was the Welsh capital’s medical heritage and innovations that first indicated its potential, before the Museum was then invited to submit a planning application on the Cardiff Council owned land at Britannia Quay.

Jason Semmens, director of the Museum of Military Medicine said: “This decision by Cardiff Council’s planning department is a major milestone in our vision to create a world class visitor attraction that will showcase and inspire further medical advancements and bring new resources and technology to Wales.

“Our goal is to create a national venue that will benefit its local community as we work with educators, healthcare providers and those creating lifesaving technologies that will support future lifesaving innovations. The Museum will become a centre for new educational programmes, foster research partnerships, and create in Cardiff Bay an institution that demonstrates Wales’ place at the forefront of UK innovation in healthcare.”

The approved application and move to Cardiff will now see the Museum continue to engage with the local community to ensure its heritage, diversity and stories feature heavily in its exhibitions.

Situated on the water’s edge, approximately 90 per cent of the Museum’s ground floor will be transparent to maintain a view of the dockside. The majority of the facility – 80 per cent – will sit on existing rough stone or hard landscaped land on the site of the previous Cardiff Bay Visitors Centre, The Tube. The Museum will also provide a café, shop, public toilets, a reading room, research facilities and an auditorium, which will be open for the community use.

Scott Brownrigg said: "We were briefed to design a new internationally renowned museum in Cardiff, to house records and artefacts that capture over 350 years of medical history.

"Bringing this collection to a wider audience, it was important to showcase the benefits this history and research has provided to the public. The museum is relocating from 'behind the wire' to a more public and accessible location. We were commissioned to reflect the museum’s desire to promote transparency and openness; whilst carefully considering the surrounding context."

The design concept design reflects Cardiff Bay’s cultural and industrial heritage as a port and industrial area. Architectural design and articulation use the concept of a ship or industrial container as the vessel to host the exhibits and artefacts, while creating an inviting and accessible public building.

Scott Brownrigg has designed the museum container as a “jewel box” which incorporates the museum experience and a processional ramp as part of the narrative. The thematic driver is memory.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
The Museum of Military Medicine in the UK has received planning approval for a new building in the city of Cardiff.
CLD,VAT,HAM,PRO,ARC,DES
2021/THUMB346948_402001_791128.jpg

More News

1 - 15 of 43,096
19 Jan 2021
Fitness, sport and leisure sector professionals who have continued to deliver services to their communities throughout the pandemic are to be celebrated at industry networking ... More
19 Jan 2021
Design specialist BRC Imagination Arts (BRC) has been selected to design and produce the World Food Center Experience in Ede, the Netherlands. The attraction will ... More
19 Jan 2021
Broadcaster and natural historian, Sir David Attenborough, will front a new virtual app which will allow users to explore exotic plants and animals in their ... More
19 Jan 2021
A national survey has launched to chart the mental health of the fitness and physical activity workforce. Undertaken in partnership with CIMSPA, the survey will ... More
18 Jan 2021
One of England's highest ranking police officers has called on government ministers to clearly define the maximum distance people are allowed to travel to undertake ... More
17 Jan 2021
Virtuagym, a leading provider of fitness technology for gyms and trainers, has announced the launch of PRO+, a new solution that enables operators to generate ... More
TVS Sport Surfaces
TVS Sport Surfaces
15 Jan 2021
Fitness First has launched a new free digital fitness hub, offering users a wide range of virtual classes and training sessions. Called FitX Player, the ... More
15 Jan 2021
The Gym Group has brought in Rio Ferdinand and Wais Shaifta as non-executive directors, signalling a broadening of its remit, new horizons and an intention ... More
14 Jan 2021
As the global vaccine rollout brings reopening closer and heralds the end of lockdowns, jostling is beginning for the resumption of live fitness industry events ... More
14 Jan 2021
Less than half (44.9 per cent) of children and young people in England met the recommended levels for exercise (60 minutes or more a day) ... More
13 Jan 2021
An England-wide survey of over 5,000 adults found that 80 per cent of people aged over 18 have made the decision to change their lifestyle ... More
12 Jan 2021
The government needs to provide the fitness and physical activity sector with a plan which will not only provide immediate, essential measures to secure its ... More
MyZone Group Ltd
MyZone Group Ltd
12 Jan 2021
Book4Time, a leading cloud-based business management solution for the global hospitality, spa and wellness industry, has received a significant growth investment from Serent Capital, a ... More
12 Jan 2021
Some Brits drop their exercise habits, eat unhealthily and drink more alcohol during lockdowns, according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA). A ... More
12 Jan 2021
ILMxLAB – a subsidiary of Lucasfilm – has launched a new virtual reality (VR)-based experience for visitor attractions. Based on the hugely popular Star Wars ... More
1 - 15 of 43,096
HID Global
HID Global