Making RAMM fit for the 21st century
The 2001 to 2011 Development Project treated the Museum buildings as a single unit for the first time in its 140 year history. The focus was on making RAMM fit for the 21st century.
RAMM was built over a thirty year period to house the museum along with a school of arts, a school of science and a library. Each has flourished, outgrown its allotted space and moved on, leaving the museum to expand until it could grow no more. The city library moved out of the Museum in 1930, the school of science ultimately developed into Exeter University and the school of art is now Plymouth University’s Faculty of Art & Education.
The redevelopment repaired structural damage, allowed further growth with an additional entrance and a new temporary exhibitions gallery and all sections of the building were integrated to serve museum visitors for generations to come.
RAMM’s multimillion pound Development Project was funded by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund (£9million), Exeter City Council and other sources. Making RAMM fit for the 21st century took a wide range of skills and expertise. The main specialists working on the project were:
Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor
Structural and Services Engineers
Construction Design Management
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