The project to turn the Commonwealth Institute in Kensington into the new home of the Design Museum has received a boost with a £300,000 development grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Not a huge sum for a scheme which will cost a fair few million more, but it's a sign that the HLF approves of the project, and may consider favourably the full application for a £4.9 million grant. Plans for the redesign of the Grade II* listed Institute, closed since 2003, were released last year; the interior is being masterminded by John Pawson, whose exhibition at the Museum's current home could give clues on his approach to the new build.
Design Museum's New Home One Step Closer
Last Updated 27 September 2010