Posted on Wednesday 30 January 2019 by John Mulgrew
Northern Ireland fit-out firm Marcon has landed a deal to build a new exhibition centre at a 13th century abbey in England.
It says it will deliver a “new site-wide interpretation scheme” at Whitby Abbey, a landmark located on the headland at Whitby in North Yorkshire.
The contract win will be Marcon’s first project with English Heritage, the organisation that manages over 400 historic monuments, buildings and places across England. Whitby Abbey also provided the inspiration for scenes in Bram Stokers Gothic horror novel Dracula.
Marcon will be responsible for the “detail development, manufacture, delivery and installation of the museum fit-out within the visitor centre, including graphics, AV hardware and the coordination of all work-packages”.
“The project also includes the manufacture and installation of externally sited interpretation through a series of jesmonite plinths, some of which include low-level interactive elements,” it says.
Mark O’Connor, director, Marcon says the “sheer variety of projects within the heritage fit-out sector makes it a challenging and really enjoyable industry to work in”.
“Securing our first project with English Heritage is another significant milestone for the company and we are looking forward to working with the entire project team to complete the new exhibition at Whitby Abbey.”