Friday, 23 September 2016

Sir David Attenborough formally opens Bradgate Park Visitor Centre


We were delighted to attend yesterday's formal opening of Bradgate Park Visitor Centre. Creative Good have been involved with the project for over 4 years, providing interpretation, design and project management services to Bradgate Park Trust, so it was very rewarding to hear Sir David speak about the Park and how much it means to him personally.

The opening event was reported in the Leicester Mercury.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Bradgate Park Visitor Centre re-opens


First enclosed around 800 years ago as a medieval deer park, today Bradgate Park covers some 830 acres and welcomes 500,000 visitors a year. The Park is home to some of the oldest fossils in the world and contains the ruins of Bradgate House, birthplace and childhood home of Lady Jane Grey - the "nine-day Queen" of England. The Park's redeveloped and extended visitor centre opens to the public on 1st July 2016.


Creative Good has been involved in the project to redevelop the visitor centre since 2012, contributing to master planning, fund-raising efforts and publicity events, and providing full interpretive planning, design and management services throughout.



The new facility is double the size of the old visitor centre and new displays will tell the multi-faceted 600 million year story of the Park, covering themes as diverse as geology, ancient history, natural history and modern park management. The pictures here were taken as exhibition fit-out neared completion.


http://www.bradgatepark.org/

Thursday, 2 June 2016

New galleries opened for the Museum of the Mercian Regiment


Creative Good has provided design and build services to the Museum of the Mercian Regiment for their new galleries at Nottingham Castle. The Museum covers over 250 years of regimental history, from the founding of the 45th Regiment of Foot in 1741 to the present day 2 MERCIAN. In addition to designing and artworking all of the graphics, including conservation-grade in-case graphics, we produced simple physical interactives and a touchscreen unit for the relocated galleries.



Made possible by the award of a Heritage Lottery Fund grant,  the Museum of the Mercian Regiment (WFR Collection), formerly known as the Sherwood Foresters Gallery, will be officially reopened on 2nd July 2016 to coincide with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

 

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.





Friday, 24 October 2014

Oak House Dairy visited by HRH Duke of Gloucester

HRH The Duke of Gloucester visited Oak House Museum on 8th October 2014 to open the museum's new visitor centre. As part of the day's events, the Duke visited Creative Good's recently completed project - a 17th Century dairy within the Grade 2* Listed Oak House.


Sandwell Council required a working dairy with static interpretation that could be interpreted/demonstrated by access to interpretation within the space as well as through 1st and 2nd person costumed interpretation. We provided a full interpretive design and build service, including specialist research and interpretive planning.


Dairy tools, furniture and cooperage items were manufactured using traditional techniques and are fully functional for use in programmed activities. We produced a simple phone app for visitors to access additional information on site in a fun and engaging way, and its content is duplicated in a leather-bound book to ensure access for all. A dynamically subtitled audio-visual presentation provides insight into the life of a 17th century dairy maid.


Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Mary Jones World formally opened

Creative Good recently completed the installation of a new exhibition within the deconsecrated church of St Bueno's in Llanycil, Bala. Mary Jones World tells the story of a 15 year old girl who, in 1800, walked 26 miles to buy a Bible, an event that led directly to the formation of Bible Society.


The new visitor and education centre was formally opened on 5th October 2014 at a ceremony attended by dignitaries from around the World, to mark the bicentenary of the death of Thomas Charles, who formed British and Foreign Bible Society in 1804.


The opening has been reported by the BBC, ITV and Bible Society themselves.





Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Patrick Tootal, of the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust, gives a tour of 'The Wing'


The Wing building is taking shape nicely. Steelwork has now been erected on site and the overall form of the building is clearly visible. Creative Good have designed and are managing the fit-out of the welcome areas, interpretive displays and retail space within The Wing.


Patrick Tootal, of the Battle Of Britain Memorial Trust, has spoken about the project to the BBC and ITV. Please follow the links to view the videos.