Museum of St Albans to become Oak Tree Gardens
The Museum of St Albans closed to the public in September 2015 as part of the plans to relocate the museum to the Town Hall in the centre of St Albans.
Ten homes are being built on the site and the money raised from the scheme will go towards the £7.75 million cost of the Council’s project to create a spectacular new Museum and Art Gallery in the centre. It is due to open next year.
The design for the new residential development, called Oak Tree Gardens, came out of a consultation run by the independent Look! St Albans community group. The name is inspired by an oak tree that is a major feature of the site and is protected by a Tree Preservation Order.
The former museum’s original façade has been retained to preserve some of the site’s historic character. Contractor Morgan Sindall has completed preparatory construction work, including the drainage system, and has now started work on the new structure.
More details about the public design charette to develop the plans for the new housing can be found here.
Find out more about the new museum development here.