Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Flag Fen Lives

In July 2012, we completed a small project for Vivacity Peterborough, updating displays in the Preservation Hall at Flag Fen. The archaeology park is home to a wooden causeway some 3,500 years old that is so unique it is held by experts all over the world in the same esteem as Stonehenge. Our work was linked to an important and unique excavation project on the site: Flag Fen Lives.

On an extremely limited budget and tight timescale, the project sought to achieve a number of key objectives:
  • To change an entry room used as a thoroughfare into a dedicated exhibition space which is attention grabbing, informative and pleasant to linger in
  • To bring all the elements of the site together in explaining what Flag Fen is about
  • To prepare visitors for viewing exposed Bronze Age timbers in the adjacent preservation chamber
We redesigned the layout of the room to accommodate new graphic panels, re-used display cases and a new interactive AV unit. Working closely with the staff at Flag Fen we advised on exhibit content and object displays, and designed, artworked and managed the installation of the new graphic panels. Our work was completed within budget and on time - less than 4 weeks from being commissioned to installation!

During installation

During installation

Entry Room before the project

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Peterborough Museum on television

An enthusiastic Tony Robinson cut the ribbon to signal the re-opening of the museum. The event was also reported by the BBC.

Peterborough Museum - restored, transformed and open again

Peterborough Museum and Art Gallery is located within a Grade II Georgian mansion in the heart of the city. The museum reopened at Easter after a major £3.2 million year-long redevelopment, funded by Vivacity, Peterborough City Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Having been project leader for Haley Sharpe Design, after setting up Creative Good Limited Jonathan Keight was engaged by Haley Sharpe to continue in the role of client liaison, and to establish and monitor the detailed design team throughout 2010. A key component of this role was to ensure final HLF second round approval of the scheme.

Master Plan for the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust

The National Memorial to the Few at Capel-le-Ferne was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother in July 1993, and sits on the cliff top in the heart of the area known as ‘Hellfire Corner’, where much of the fiercest aerial fighting took place during the Battle of Britain.

Creative Good have recently completed work on a Master Planning and Concept Development Report, which provides an overview of the background and the conceptual designs for The Wing - a new learning and visitor centre to be constructed on the existing Memorial site.

Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre now open

Ringwood Meeting House & History Centre opened in October 2011, having undergone more than £700,000 of major restoration and fit-out works with grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund, local Councils and other generous benefactors.

"The trustees were most impressed by Creative Good's professional approach and in particular the way they immediately understood our ideas for the History Centre. This however did not mean that they did not inject new and creative ideas into the project, vastly improving our original concept. At every stage of the design process we were consulted and our input was respected and acted upon. All deadlines were met and all work was on budget."
- Keith Micklewright, Trustee, Ringwood Meeting House Association

Creative Good had been commissioned to develop and detail a scheme to interpret the building and collection. A key aspect of our work was the design and implementation of an integrated accessible IT kiosk, archive database and website for the Meeting House.


New news section

As part of a drive to expand our online presence, and in line with our philosophy of implementing sustainable solutions, we're in the process of moving our News section onto Blogger. We hope this will give us more opportunity to link with friends, associates and clients.