Wednesday, 25 November 2015

New visitor centre opens at Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings

Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings is a unique and internationally important site, containing seven listed buildings including the first cast-iron framed building in the world. Historic England and its partners developed a project to conserve and bring back into use two historic buildings and create public realm space so a broad range of people can explore, learn, participate and enjoy the site’s unique and varied heritage.

Creative Good provided interpretation and design consultancy services for the scheme, which includes site welcome, orientation and wayfinding signage, indoor interpretation and exterior interpretation onto the site. The new visitor centre and selected outdoor areas of the site were opened to the public yesterday.

The BBC reported on the opening event here.

Historic England's Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings web page

Friends of the Flaxmill Maltings website

Friday, 3 July 2015

Temporary exhibition opens at Bradgate Park

Bradgate Park covers 830 acres of publicly accessible countryside a few miles outside Leicester. First enclosed as a deer park about 800 years ago, the Park has a wild and rugged aspect with dramatic rocky outcrops and gnarled old oak trees. Within the Park are the ruins of Bradgate House – one of the earliest brick-built country houses in England and the birthplace and childhood home of Lady Jane Grey, Queen of England for Nine Days in 1553.

Creative Good was commissioned by Bradgate Park Trust to develop a temporary exhibition within the Chapel - the only portion of house still largely intact. The Chapel interior was undergoing extensive renovation and the Park wished to introduce modest interpretation into the rejuvenated space, to tell the story of the Chapel and the Grey family who built and used it. Modern interventions needed to be capable of withstanding the fluctuations in temperature and humidity of the unheated environment, and fixings into the historic fabric were to be avoided.

We developed a suite of interpretive graphics, comprising free-standing cassette stands and suspended banners, all constructed from exterior grade materials. The Chapel re-opened to the public at the end of June 2015.

Services provided by Creative Good include research, interpretive planning, copy text writing, surveying and structural engineering (to prove the viability of suspending banners from existing tie bars).

Friday, 26 June 2015

The Wing wins LABC award

The team behind The Wing, the new visitor and education centre built to honour the heroes of the Battle of Britain, has picked up a major award for its unique design. Creative Good worked alongside the building design team to develop the initial concept for The Wing.

The Spitfire-wing shaped building at the Capel-le-Ferne home of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust was named ‘Best Small Commercial Building’ at the Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Building Excellence Awards for the Southern Region.

Further details can be found here.

Saturday, 4 April 2015

The Wing formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen

The Wing - the new visitor and education centre at The Battle of Britain Memorial in Capel-le-Ferne, Kent - was formally opened by Her Majesty The Queen on Thursday 26th March 2015. Jonathan Keight, Director of Creative Good, was honoured to meet The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh when they viewed 'The Scramble Experience' - an exhibition and immersive visitor experience telling the story of The Few.

Creative Good was responsible for the design and project management of 'The Scramble Experience', reception area, retail equipment and interpretation throughout the building. Our client, The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, is delighted with the outcome of the project and the formal opening event was a great success.