THE WHITE CLIFFS EXPERIENCE
Client: Dover Town Council. Through Richard Ellis and co.
A new-build historically based tourist attraction and new museum built on the site of a Roman Garrison. Concept, scripts, art-direction and production designer.
This was an enormous project costing in total some sixteen million pounds. It involved the construction of a linked multi-level facility combining a new town museum and a three-floor ‘Historium’ interpreting the 10,000 year-old human story of the ‘English’ Channel. It started out with the pre-Roman then Roman conflicts and more recently the first and second world wars and the rivalry between the French and the English.
The project was a complete new build covering some 40,000 sq, feet that incorporated an actual section beneath a rotunda building of an excavated Roman garrison. The architects were ‘Ahrends Burton and Koraleck and the Project Managers were Richard Ellis and Company.