McCormick Architecture carried out an early stages options appraisal on behalf of the Heritage Resource Agency, working for client North Lincolnshire Council to assess the future of Scunthorpe's exisiting museum.
The report examines a number of options and recommends the creation of a new, dedicated building. If the new museum is given the go-ahead, it will stand on a site next to the 20-21 Visual Arts Centre and Scunthorpe Central Library, injecting new energy into the town's cultural quarter.
In McCormick Architecture's design, the 45-metre high viewing tower rises as a beacon above the Lincolnshire plains, giving a visual connection between the landscape and exhibition.
The new museum complex may incorporate: exhibition galleries, a lecture theatre, a community gallery, education facilities, a garden and a rooftop terrace, telling the story of North Lincolnshire in an imaginative and interesting way through archaeology, geology, natural history and social and local history.