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This month we were appointed to Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children's Books. Based in Newcastle upon Tyne but with a national reach through touring and partnerships, Seven Stories holds the most amazing collection. With writing and illustrations from over 180 authors including Philip Pullman, Michael Morpurgo, Enid Blyton and Judith Kerr together with a growing library of over 35,000 books.
We're thrilled to be appointed by the National Trust to work with their team on Brownsea Island in Dorset. The task is wide and varied. Working with a client project team, we'll be spending nine months developing a plan to develop the visitor experience. There are two distinct areas we'll be working on; an interpretive framework that brings together a thematic approach across Brownsea and an island wide visitor experience master plan that future proofs experiences and facilities.
Master Planning and Uncovering A Compelling Vision
Last year we were developing the reserves across the fens, this year we’re working with the RSPB again at Titchwell and the Mid Yare Reserves in Norfolk. The work is very much strategic, helping both reserves understand what a picture of the future looks like and how to go about master planning the reserves for people and for wildlife. The RSPB is the UK’s largest conservation charity, inspiring everyone to
The 10th Annual MAAM Building Museums Symposium is coming up on March 16th and we’re excited to be heading down to Miami to take part. The symposium brings together museum leaders, from curators to architects and project managers to consultants like us, and will provide some great opportunities to discuss the creative and technical processes, highs and lows of bringing a museum to life. Highlights of the program include sessions on how to execute phases of a master plan and
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Brooklands Museum in Weybridge, Surrey is a hidden, national treasure – our 2009 visitor survey for them, proved that most of their visitors agree. But now their secret is really out. The Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded them £4.85m for an amazing project which transformed their visitor experience. A Different View has been working with them to put this project together, including brand development, strategic fit with vision and master planning and audience development, so we are really
Portsmouth Historic Dockyard has engaged Forrec and A Different View to create a master plan for this complex heritage attraction. Home to the National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory, The Mary Rose Trust and HMS Warrior, plus the interactive Action Stations and Harbour Tours, the Historic Dockyard is looking to revolutionise its visitor experience over the next five years.
Toronto-based Forrec, internationally renowned for master planning and entertainment design, with clients including Universal Studios and LEGOLAND,