Dealing with 3 million visitors each year in a hugely important set of buildings which were designed to make entry and exit almost impossible is a monumental challenge. Add to this the fact that the Tower is also a place of education, a place of work for the many staff of Historic Royal Palaces, home for dozens of families and a place of protection for the world's most famous collection of jewels.

RM Architects have been appointed to carry out a series of logistical studies, identifying problems arising in the fulfilment of these widely varying functions and possible initiatives which will overcome those problems while preserving the historic fabric and enhancing the perception of this utterly unique place.