Client: Preston Guild
Designers: Campbell & Co
Bespoke joinery: Elmwood
When Harris Museum closed the doors on its popular Story of Preston gallery to transform it into the £1.5m Discover Preston gallery, they had one clear aim in mind – to bring the city’s past firmly into the present with a multi-sensory experience for all ages.
Bringing to life the state-of-the-art designs of Campbell & Co, Elmwood’s experienced Museum & Heritage division coordinated an array of statement furniture pieces. Amongst them, two cubed units for visitors to walk in and around uncovering another piece of history at every turn; a new display for the museum’s flagship attraction – the 12,000 year old Poulton Elk – with integrated desking and seating; and a children’s archaeological dig unit to unearth little imaginations.
The project also involved the manufacture of plinths and display case integration, incorporating scenics, graphics, and audio visual hardware and software installations.
“As a main contractor, Elmwood successfully managed all sub contractors and ensured a high standard of workmanship. Very quickly we formed good relations with the Elmwood site staff, from contracts management to the men on the ground, joiners, brickies, labourers all of whom became part of the family.”
General Manager, Castlemilk Credit Union