AVRO Aviation Museum
We were recently appointed to design and furnish the interior of the new Aviation Museum in Woodford, Cheshire. Set in a converted aerodrome fire station, and due to open later this year, AVRO Aviation Museum will provide an exciting visitor experience with the main attraction being a full size Vulcan bomber.
Following an extensive consultation period involving the client (BAE Systems and AVRO Heritage Trust), architect and main contractor, we developed an interior that encompassed all of the client’s ‘wish list’. Our brief was to provide a space that would compliment the aviation theme, whilst not distracting visitors from the exhibits on show. The openness of the space meant that the co-ordination of styles and finishes were critical to the success of this project.
Our extensive experience in bespoke office furniture enabled us to design a stunning DDA and Health & Safety compliant reception desk which mirrors the feature bulkhead ceiling above. Under desk storage allows the working area to remain neat and tidy. The new desk finished in grey compliments the flooring and decor within the space.
The ‘coffee shop’ style cafeteria is located on the first floor and has prime views of the Vulcan bomber. With it’s modern furniture and neutral colour scheme, it now provides the perfect setting for visitors to relax and enjoy this spectacular piece of history.
Stylish bespoke display cabinets throughout the main exhibit area provide the perfect location for the thousands of aviation history documents and artefacts collected by the Trust.
Completing the transformation of the space we supplied and installed spacious workstations to the office areas along with seating and desking to the classroom and meeting rooms.
This project was all about delivering a functional yet relaxing environment, from which the Trust can preserve and showcase these important pieces from aviation history. The end result has the museum ‘ready for take off’.