Posted by: Marcon Heritage
Marcon has been awarded the fit-out of the new Biggin Hill Memorial Museum in London. The museum will tell the history of Britain’s most famous fighter station, in particular its role during the Second World War. The project will also provide a sustainable future for the Grade II listed St. George’s RAF Chapel of Remembrance.
Working with leading interpretive designers Redman Design, London Borough of Bromley and the Biggin Hill Memorial Museum team, Marcon will fit-out the museum creating a brand new visitor attraction at Biggin Hill. The museum’s focus will be on storytelling and using appropriate media, objects and resources to bring the content to life. The experience will be supported with archival photography, film footage and sound with some specially commissioned films.
The procurement and management of all the elements of the project; showcases, audio visual hardware, graphics and interactive exhibits will be the sole responsibility of Marcon. What sets the company apart is its in-house specialist joinery workshop which will manufacture the feature setworks, furniture and solid surface items within the new museum.
Mark O’Connor, Director, Marcon comments “We are very much looking forward to working with the entire project team on this special museum project. This is a very exciting scheme and when complete will be a world class museum for local people and international visitors alike. Securing this project in London is another important milestone in our continued strategic growth within the heritage sector.”
Jemma Johnson-Davey, Director, Biggin Hill Memorial Museum adds “With Marcon’s help, we will be opening our doors to the public in November this year, 100 years after the end of the First World War and on the centenary year of the founding of the RAF. The museum will celebrate and share people’s first hand experiences of wartime Biggin Hill offering our visitors a truly unique and personal account.”
Bryn Redman, Partner, Redman concludes; “We’re very pleased to be working with Marcon again and are confident they will bring to this important project the skill and expertise required to realise our vision for Biggin Hill Memorial Museum.”
Over the past number of years Marcon has been responsible for the fit-out of a number of iconic museums and exhibitions across the UK and Ireland, namely the American Air Museum at IWM Duxford; UNESCO World Heritage Site Cromford Mills; RIBA Stirling Prize winning Hastings Pier; Titanic Belfast®; The Sill Landscape Discovery Centre in Northumberland, Kilkenny Medieval Mile Museum and Seamus Heaney HomePlace.
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