Science Gallery London


Science Gallery London is a vibrant hub that combines science and art to foster creativity and exploration, connecting King's College London with communities worldwide and offering unique exhibitions and live research opportunities. Housed in the historic Boland House, the gallery seamlessly integrates modern design with the building's heritage, including a revitalized Georgian Courtyard for cultural and academic events. It is a dynamic space for researchers, students, artists, and the local community to engage with science and art, recognized for its excellence with the Best Refurb Project award at the 2019 AJ Architecture Awards.

King’s College London
London, UK


    1. Photographer Peter Landers
    2. Main Contractor Paragon
    3. Structural Engineer WSP
    4. M&E Engineer WSP
    5. PM for Design & Tender Lendlease
    6. PM for Construction GSCI
    7. CDM Co-ordinator Turner & Townsend
    8. Landscape Architect LDA Design
    9. Heritage Consultant Alan Baxter Associates
    10. Quantity Surveyor Turner & Townsend
    11. Lighting Designer Arup Lighting
    12. Fire Consultant Astute Fire
    13. Planning Consultant Deloitte Planning Services
    14. Transport Consultant TTP Consultants
    15. Acoustic Consultant Hann Tucker
    16. Wayfinding Design Atelier Works/Whybrow
    17. Theatre Designer Arup
    18. Approved Building Inspector MLM


    1. London RIBA Regional Awards 2020 Shortlisted
    2. AJ Architecture Awards Winner, Refurb, 2019
    3. Building awards 2019 Shortlisted, Refurbishment Project of the Year, 2019
    4. AJ Retrofit Awards Shortlisted, Cultural and Listed Building Category, 2019
    5. NLA New London Awards Shortlisted, Culture Category, 2019
    6. Civic Trust Awards Shortlisted, 2020

Science Gallery London is a part of an international network that connects universities, science, and art to foster creativity and discovery. With eight galleries worldwide, Science Gallery London engages visitors through exhibitions and live research, inspiring the next generation of creative thinkers.

Housed in the historic Boland House, Science Gallery London combines science, art, and technology in its program. The gallery’s design respects the listed building while incorporating contemporary architectural elements. A prominent entrance, featuring a large glazed opening, invites visitors inside.

Inside, the gallery spaces are open and flexible, accommodating different exhibitions and events. The ground floor doubles as a cafe and shop during the day and transforms into an events space at night. The project also includes a lecture theater, event facilities, and a restored Georgian Courtyard for cultural and academic events.

Science Gallery London combines the innovation of the Global Science Gallery Network with the research strengths of King’s College. It serves as a dynamic space for researchers, students, the local community, and artists to explore the intersection of science and art. This sensitive refurbishment of Boland House has contributed significantly to the cultural landscape of the London Bridge area.

The building features galleries, a theatre, event spaces, a cafe, and a shop. LTS won the commission through a competition and completed all stages of work. Science Gallery London opened in 2018 and was recognized as the best refurbishment project at the 2019 AJ Architecture Awards.