New Museum & Gallery Wins Top Award

The spectacular new St Albans Museum & Gallery has won a top design award with judges praising the project leaders’ “vision and energy”.

The £7.75 million building came top in the Retrofit for the Future category at the Hertfordshire Building Futures Awards 2018. It was also highly commended in the Project of the Year category.

Members of the development team received the trophy at a glittering ceremony last  Thursday night at Knebworth House, near Stevenage.

The new museum is located at the City’s historic Courthouse and Town Hall, in St Peter’s Street, a Georgian Grade II* listed building that was constructed in 1831.  It was opened this summer.

St Albans City and District Council developed the building and commissioned architects John McAslan & Partners to produce the designs.