Weedon Architects were instructed by the charity to prepare a design for a building to house the Museum’s reserve collection and to provide workshop and office support to the Museum.
The project received Heritage Lottery Funding to build an accessible and sustainable home for its internationally significant reserve car collection enabling the public to learn more about the history of the motor industry in the West Midlands and beyond.
The collection is now far more accessible than previously. More than 40% of the car collection was not publicly accessible and the project has now increased access to the collection for the large numbers of people who currently visit the museum.
The new Collections Centre is an amazing educational resource and will provide many new opportunities for young people to become much more involved with thecollections. New learning packages will capitalise on dramatically improved access to rare and significant vehicles that tell the story of motor car design and development. There will also be great opportunities to involve young visitors on a more informal basis with the venue providing a dramatic backdrop for school holiday activities.