Rick Mather Architects have been granted planning for the proposed redevelopment works at the Horniman Museum and Gardens in Forest Hill. The project includes the renovation of the original 1901 South Hall as part a major HLF funded project to redisplay ‘Collections People Stories', a world-class exhibition in the Horniman Museum's Anthropology collection.

The proposals include an innovative reintroduction of natural daylight into the South Hall and improvements to the infrastructure of the historic gallery. New openings and routes will improve connections and reinforce visitor flow and orientation across the museum. A new creative studio space will also be created in the 1911 Emslie Hall providing the museum with a large and central flexible display and event space. The designs have been developed by Rick Mather Architects in collaboration with BAT Studio and Ralph Appelbaum Associates.