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Imperial War Museum London Appoints Master Planners

LONDON.- Imperial War Museum London has appointed Foster + Partners as architect and Drivers Jonas Deloitte as project manager for its ambitious spatial master plan. Imperial War Museum London has commissioned the master plan of its Lambeth Road site, formerly the Bethlem Royal Hospital (Bedlam), in order to improve the experience for its visitors. The first phase will be delivered in time for national commemoration of the First World War centenary in 2014. Foster + Partners and Drivers Jonas Deloitte will work with the Museum to develop a comprehensive master plan within the footprint of the existing building. The Museum’s internal space will be enhanced to provide new galleries and visitor services facilities that will help the Museum’s wide ranging audiences, often with little direct experience of war themselves, get the most out of their visit. As well as creating a coherent visitor route, the master plan intends to