Napier Clarke gets go-ahead for Peaky Blinders museum project

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Architect will deliver new £6m visitor centre for outdoor attraction that preserves heritage buildings

Napier Clarke Architects has won planning permission for a £6m visitor centre at the West Midlands open-air museum where hit BBC TV series Peaky Blinders is filmed.

The show, which follows the exploits of the Shelby crime family in the aftermath of the First World War, is shot at the Black Country Museum in Dudley, which brings together heritage buildings from the industrial region to the north-west of Birmingham.

The new centre will be able to cater for up to 5,000 visitors a day and will include retail space and a café. Work will also involve turning the current entrance building into a learning centre.

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