The Royal Observatory in Greenwich is looking to draw up plans which could see a £4.5 million expansion of the site in coming years.
Building Design report that £450,000 is to be spent on drawing up a framework with a partner being sought, which could then seek funds to improve the visitor experience.
The idea is for the project to complete in 2025 which is the 350th anniversary of the site’s opening.
A new extension would contain new galleries.
The Observatory isn’t the only space in the area set for changes, with major work planned to the park and viewing area by the General Woolf statue.
That involves creating steps in front of the viewing area:
The render doesn’t show planned fencing which is to be installed at various points allowing the area to be easily closed, with plans stating:
“Public access to the Grand Ascent will be granted but will be periodic and an operational matter for the Royal Parks”.
Trees in front of the Observatory are set to be removed.
The £10.5 million project was approved last year.