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Building For The Future
National Army Museum

Following a three year multi million pound development the National Army Museum opened to the public on the 30th of March 2017. As exhibition fit out contractor The Hub delivered Event Communications designs in five thematic gallery spaces allowing the visitor to learn about the British Army’s past, present and future. The unique project brings together over 2,500 objects together including James McGuire’s Victoria Cross, which he received for gallantry during the Indian Mutiny. The engaging museum encourages the audience to explore their thoughts and feelings on defence and security in the past and present.

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Collections in the Landscape
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery

Redeveloping the Wonders of the Peak Gallery at Buxton Museum and Art Gallery; Collections in the Landscape showcases the connection between Buxton’s landscape and heritage. Appointed as Principal Contractor for the base build and exhibition fit out works The Hub successfully completed the first stage successfully managing structural alterations to create an accessible gallery on the 20th of February allowing for the exhibition fit out to begin.

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Tate Modern

2017 marks another year as preferred contractor for Tate Modern. In January and February 2017 The Hub completed two key exhibition fit outs including Wolfgang Tilmans. Wolfgang Tilman’s first exhibition at the Tate utilises music and video to ask the audience how the world has changed since 2003 and the affect of war and anti war demonstrations.

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'The Play's The Thing'
Royal Shakespeare Company

On Saturday 22nd October the second and final phase of the Royal Shakespeare's Company, "The Plays the Thing" exhibition opened at the Swan Theatre in Stratford upon Avon.

Appointed to deliver concept designs produced by the Amsterdam based designers Kossman de Jong, The Hub worked with the RSC's events and exhibitions team to deliver this family focussed exhibition that tells the stories and techniques required to stage the countless productions that have and continue to be performed at the Swan Theatre.

Unique to the project was the coordination of artists commissions and audio visual producers to educate and inform the visitor as well as incorporating the technical requirements of an international exhibition space that includes the loan of the "Chandos" portrait from the National Portrait Gallery and Shakespeare's First Folio.

The first phase of the project blended the functional requirements of the theatres Swan Bar with artefacts from across the RSC's collections.

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“You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970”

On September 8th The Hub and their guests attended the private view of the “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970” blockbuster exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum. VIP’s attending the opening included Roger Daltry and Michael Eavis. The Hub were appointed on a 13 week programme to deliver this latest blockbuster at the V&A.

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Expanding our Horizons
Overseas Projects

2016 stands as a year of expanding horizons for The Hub and we are excited about our recent appointment to the Museum of Arabic Science in Kuwait. This 2000sqm museum will form part of the 13 hectare Sheikh Abdullah Al Salem Cultural Centre (SAASCC).

This appointment comes quickly on the back of other, recently completed, overseas projects including, Fermanagh Heritage Gateway at Enniskillen Castle for Fermanagh and Omagh District Council, HMS Caroline in Belfast for the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Ahmad Al-Jaber Oil and Gas Museum in Kuwait for the Kuwait Oil Company.

Following on from past projects ‘The Art of Coexistence’ at Lofoten Aquarium in Kabelvåg on Austvågøy Island in Norway and the projected completion at the Museum of Arabic Science in 2017; The Hub continues to expand and grow its client base by showcasing our ability to provide high quality services to an international market.

Details of all of these projects can be found under the projects section of our website.

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Tate Modern
Tate Modern

As part of The Hub’s ongoing relationship with Tate Modern, The Hub are undertaking the installation of ‘The Ey Exhibition: Wilfredo Lam’. This exhibition follows on from “Mona Hatoum” and “Georgia O’Keeffe”, completed earlier in 2016.

2016 is an exciting year for Tate Modern with the completion of their new building, that includes the world’s first gallery spaces dedicated to live art and film installations. The Hub undertook a number of interior projects throughout the new building as it neared completion.

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Commemorating the Battle of Jutland
The National Museum of the Royal Navy

31st May 2016 is the centenary of the biggest naval engagement of World War One, the Battle of Jutland. The Hub are proud to have undertaken two projects commemorating this significant date. 

Working with the National Museum of the Royal Navy, Artelia and Petrichor, The Hub have delivered the interpretation of HMS Caroline in Belfast. HMS Caroline is the last surviving light-cruiser to have been involved at the Battle of Jutland and The Hub, following an extensive restoration of the ship, have worked below and above decks to deliver high quality displays ranging from the interpretation of the captains quarters to installing replica 4” and 6” guns on the decks.

At the National Maritime Museum the “Jutland 1916” exhibition presents the compelling story of the ships, technology, strategy and impact of the battle on both the men who fought and their families. The Hub worked closely with the National Maritime Museum to develop designs, manufacture and install this new exhibition.

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Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art
The National Gallery

17th of February marks the opening of “Delacroix and the Rise of Modern Art” at The National Gallery, London The exhibition traces 50 years of Delacroix’s legacy, exploring the profound impact he had on generations of artists to come. The Hub were responsible for bespoke structures and furniture and high quality finishing, delivering to a tight programme in collaboration with the clients design and estates team and designers Drinkall Dean.

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On the 5th November 2015, Dominic Sore, Project and Business Director was pleased to attend the CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards where our project the “Ardley Energy Recovery Facility - Visitor Centre”, undertaken for Viridor, was awarded the prestigious “Waste & Resources Learning & Development Award”.

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  • Titanic Belfast

    Titanic Belfast provides a unique visitor experience that tells the story of RMS Titanic from inception to the aftermath of her sinking on April 15th 1912. Through the use of a multitude of interpretative media the visitor walks and rides through nine galleries. Through the construction and fit-out of Titanic Belfast our Project Director, Dominic Sore acted as construction manager working closely with client and design team to ensure that the building was fit for purpose and that the fit-out was delivered to the highest quality through the utilisation of internationally known specialist...
  • Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age

    Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age reveals the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be shown in the UK. Working closely with the client and designers The Hub developed a two stage programme and construction details that would allow initial structures to be built, prior to specialist movers bringing in items of the collection including the Vostok 6 and Voskhod capsules that posed a significant risk to health due to the substances used to construct these space going craft. The further coordination of specialist sub-contractors and client direct packages was...
  • Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea

    “Coral Reefs: Secret Cities of the Sea” at the Natural History Museum opened to the public on the 27th March 2015 and will run until 13th September 2015. The Hub in the role of principal contractor worked closely with the Natural History Museum to ensure that this “live” exhibition was carefully coordinated with client direct and specialist sub-contractors. The main structural thread of the exhibition design is an interlocking system designed to represent coral.
  • Celts: Art and Identity

    This is the first major exhibition to examine the full history of Celtic art and identity. The story unfolds over 2,500 years, from the first recorded mention of ‘Celts’ to an exploration of contemporary Celtic influences. The Hub was appointed as Principal Contractor to undertake the coordination, manufacture and installation of designs produced by Real Studios within the Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery. Key to the design was the waved forms of exhibition walls and a high level “voile” that links the 2,500 year story. To achieve a high quality installation of these...
  • Cultural Zone at Sanger Institute

    The Wellcome Genome Campus is home to some of the world’s foremost institutes and organisations in genomics and computational biology, committed to delivering life-changing science with the reach, scale and imagination to solve some of humanity’s greatest challenges. The Cultural Zone is an introductory exhibition that welcomes visitors to the campus conference facilities. Developing designs produced by Drinkall Dean The Hub manufactured and installed a central structure that incorporates multi media and information graphics. A key challenge was manufacturing exhibition structures...
  • Fermanagh Heritage Gateway Project

    This major project includes the refurbishment of existing buildings in the Enniskillen Castle grounds and the construction of a new visitor centre. Delivering four new galleries The Hub are manufacturing all exhibition components at their HQ in Redditch, West Midlands, prior to shipping for installation in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.
  • Kingdom of Ife

    The Guardian said: 'This is an exceptional exhibition, even by the high standards The British Museum has established in recent years. It is extraordinary because it brings together such a large number of masterpieces that have rarely or never been exhibited outside Nigeria before – and when I say masterpieces, I mean artworks that rank with the Terracotta Army, the Parthenon or the mask of Tutankhamun as treasures of the human spirit.' The Hub were delighted to have been appointed to carry out the manufacture and installation of all display equipment for this prestigious project and...
  • The Battle of Agincourt: 600th Anniversary Exhibition

    The 25th October 2015 marked the 600th anniversary of the battle of Agincourt. To commemorate the event the Royal Armouries commissioned “Agincourt 600” a special exhibition in the White Tower at the Tower of London. Designed by Studio MB the exhibition brings together rare and iconic objects for the first time and utilises a scale model which allows unique views, through periscopes, into the heart of the battle. The exhibition was developed and installed by The Hub and required full scale mock ups of the model structure and associated media to facilitate the approvals process
  • “You Say You Want a Revolution? Records and Rebels 1966-1970”

    This blockbuster exhibition explores the era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism. The Hub were appointed in the role of principal contractor on a 13 week programme to manage, coordinate, manufacture and install this multi sensory exhibition. With displays reaching to the top of the temporary exhibition galleries at the Victoria and Albert Museum coordination with lighting and acoustic designers was integral to delivering the creative...
  • Treasures of the Brotherton

    The Treasures of Brotherton Gallery is located in the Leeds University Library and is the public face of the special collections held at the University of Leeds. This unique exhibition required The Hub to produce high quality and technically challenging displays to present to the visitor this world class collection including Shakespeare’s First Folio and original material written by the Brontës.
  • First World War in the Air

    The Hub is aware of the importance of the First World War commemorations and were therefore proud to be appointed as principal contractors for this prestigious exhibition. Value engineering was critical to meet the project’s budget, whilst ensuring that aspirations for the exhibition were met. This collaborative process included the client, designer and specialist sub-contractors and was programmed to meet the fixed opening date. Producing exhibit structures in-house, The Hub were responsible for the procurement and co-ordination of specialist packages including; aircraft rigging,...
  • Love the Words

    Dylan Thomas was born on October 27, 1914 in Swansea, and died on November 9, 1953 in New York. To celebrate the centenary of Dylan’s birth a new exhibition was commissioned by Swansea City Council to meet the needs of visitors to Swansea to celebrate the centenary of his birth and provide a long lasting legacy. The Hub were appointed following a competitive tendering process that required us to demonstrate our ability to deliver this permanent exhibition to a very tight project timeline and a finite budget, which was achieved
  • Waterloo 200

    The “With the Rifles to Waterloo” exhibition opened at the Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum in Winchester to coincide with the Bi-Centenary of the Battle of Waterloo. The Hub working in collaboration with the exhibition designers, DesignMap, were required to sub divide the existing gallery to create exhibition and teaching space, coordinating services contractors whilst developing exhibition structures to focus on the centre piece of the exhibition, the 25 square metre diorama of the battlefield of Waterloo. This project is one of two that The Hub have undertaken to...
  • Ahmad Al-Jaber Oil and Gas Museum

    Centred on the nation’s heroic story of oil, the exhibition narrates the country’s oil industry and its connection with both history and modern life. The Centre holds exquisite displays and exhibits to make it one of the Jewels in the region’s Crown. Among the many hands on interactives, multimedia exhibits and objects displays, there are two central iconic features, the Oil Drop and heroes of Fire. The Hub were commissioned late on in the build of the project along with their sister company, Beck, to complete the museum, undertaking both the role of construction manager,...
  • Museum of Arabic Science

    The Museum of Arabic Science is an interactive, object-rich exploration of the Islamic civilisation, examining the people and innovations that played a crucial part in the development of intellectual thought in our world. The museum explores how and why the Islamic civilisation flourished from the 8th to the 15th century and the impact on our world and lives today. The Hub are undertaking a wide ranging scope of work including research, artworking, the procurement and coordination of numerous specialist work packages and the high level rigging of commissioned architectural models.
  • Collider: Step Inside the World’s Greatest Experiment

    This fascinating project presented The Hub with the opportunity to develop a travelling exhibition suitable for the global market. Critical to the success of the project was its promotion to other institutions and its ability to be easily packed and transported. The Hub’s attention to detail was prevalent during the execution and the project was completed within the budget, on time and to a truly exceptional standard of quality.
  • Building For The Future

    Following a three year multi million pound development the National Army Museum opened to the public on the 30th of March 2017. As exhibition fit out contractor The Hub delivered Event Communications designs in five thematic gallery spaces allowing the visitor to learn about the British Army’s past, present and future. The unique project brings together over 2,500 objects together...

Proud to Work With

  • AB Rogers Design
  • Alghanim International
  • At Large
  • Barnsley Museums
  • Birmingham Museums Trust
  • Bletchley Park Trust
  • Casson Mann
  • Chelmsford City Council
  • Chichester District Council
  • CJ Lim Studio 8 Architects
  • Design Engine
  • Designmap
  • Drinkall Dean
  • Easy Tiger Creative
  • Edmond Shipway
  • English Heritage
  • Event
  • Fermanagh and Omagh District Council
  • Focus
  • Fraser Randall
  • GuM
  • Historic Royal Palaces
  • Household Cavalry Museum
  • IWM Design
  • Kossmann.dejong
  • Kuwait Oil Company
  • Land
  • London Transport Museum
  • LOVE
  • Metaphor
  • National Army Museum
  • Nissen Richards Studio
  • Opera Amsterdam
  • Pentagram
  • Petrichor
  • PLB
  • PT Projects
  • RAF Museums
  • Ralph Appelbaum
  • REAL Studios
  • Redman Design
  • Royal Armouries
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Science Museum Group
  • Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
  • Siemens
  • Southend on Sea Borough Council
  • Stanton Williams
  • StudioMB
  • Tate Modern
  • The Board of Trustees of The Victoria and Albert Museum
  • The National Gallery
  • The National Museum of the Royal Navy
  • The Trustees of Natural History Museum
  • The Wellcome Collection
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Trustees of National Maritime Museum
  • Universal Design Studio
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Southhampton
  • University of Winchester
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Viridor
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