Brunel Museum, Rotherhithe, London

The conversion of the entrance caisson to Brune's Thames Tunnel, the first tunnel under a navigable river, into an underground performance venue. The London Overground line runs through the tunnel and beneath a concrete slab at the base of the caisson. Transport for London required detailed justification of Brunel's construction for the new staircase, the entrance that was cut through the four-foot thick brick walls, and that the reduction in levels externally for the entrance ramp would not affect the stability of the brick shaft. 

Completed 2016.

Client
Brunel Museum

Architect
Tate Harmer Architects

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