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British Commercial Vehicle Museum

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The Hub were appointed as fit-out contractor for the revival of the historical and commercial vehicle museum: the British Commercial Vehicle Museum. Showcasing the historic works of the British manufacturing industry, the development of commercial transport is explored in an engaging and immersive way.
Following a delayed base build completion, The Hub completed the on site works within two weeks ensuring we completed on time, despite the initial delay with a prior works.
The Hub collaboratively managed and coordinated various sub contractors to create a seamless renovation that engages visitors from all ages. From a stunning timeline of archive photographs and videos, to a Lorry Driving Experience simulator, an array of media delivers an inviting learning experience.

  • RAF Centenary Projects

    The Hub was appointed in July 2017 by the Royal Air Force Museum to deliver three new exhibitions at RAF Museums Hendon and Cosford. These permanent exhibitions are integral to the museums Centenary Transformation Programme and their appointment followed the delivery of the award winning ‘First World War in the Air’ exhibition delivered in 2015 as part of the First World War remembrance programme. Delivering three exhibitions within hangers at RAF Hendon and RAF Cosford; “The First 100 Years” (design by MET STUDIO), “Now and the Future” (design by KOSSMANN.DEJONG) and “Age of...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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,...
  • Orleans House

    An experienced specialist sub – contractor for base build contractors, The Hub were appointed by Quinn London to deliver high end bespoke joinery and graphic installation as part of Orleans House Galleries redevelopment. Therefore unlike other projects, all correspondence was reviewed by Bob prior to submittal to the client and design team. Working as a sub – contractor intensified our reliance on Quinn London with clear communication guidelines and deadlines propelling our approach to the project to deliver particularised scenic structures. With a clear brief that depended upon our...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 commemorate this...
  • 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.
  • Roald Dahl Redevelopment

    Following a flood leading to the closure of The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre, The Hub were appointed to refurbish and refresh the museum to continue Roald Dahl’s Legacy. Based in Great Missenden, the home of Roald Dahl, the imagination and inspiration of the man behind so many loved stories can be explored in an innovative and creative way. To provide an interactive refreshment of the museum, The Hub worked alongside specialist sub-contractors to survey and document the existing exhibition and create new CAD drawings to replace the damaged pieces. Contemporary AV hardware replaced...
  • “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...
  • 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.
  • Plywood: Material of the Modern World

    The temporary exhibition in the Porter Gallery celebrates the varied history of Plywood and how the material has shaped our modern world becoming a leading material for manufacturers. The Hub were appointed as Principal Contractor to undertake the exhibition fit out works managing and coordinating a dual phased installation including setworks, high level works, audio visual, graphics, models and large object install.
  • Heritage and Learning Hub

    The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station saw The Hub appointed by Cultural Innovations to deliver their designs for the new Heritage and Learning Hub. The new interactive exhibition allows visitors to learn about the power station’s history in providing power to the capital and what the future holds for the building and surrounding area. Working to a strict deadline and budget, The Hub produced a variety of integrated setwork structures with graphics, interactives, showcases and AV hardware with our team coordinating multiple specialist sub contractors to deliver a high quality...
  • Auckland Tower

    The Hub were appointed by the Auckland Project to design, manufacture and install support plinths and graphic interpretation units for Auckland Tower. As the central visitor space for visitors to the Auckland Project, the space required reimagining to be utilised as both a ticket office and a hub of information and inspiration.An innovative approach was essential to the unique structure of Auckland Tower to compliment the angled ceilings and be bold enough to fill the heightened space.The Hub worked collaboratively in partnership with Ingenious Creative to establish the requirements of the...
  • 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.
  • Wonders of the Peak: Collections in the Landscape

    Buxton Museum & Art Gallery is part of DCC, Health & Communities Department. ‘Collections in the Landscape’ was a development opportunity being delivered at Buxton Museum which was supported by the Council and awarded Stage 2 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Buxton Museum & Art Gallery appointed The Hub as Principal Contractor to deliver the new 'Wonders of the Peak' gallery, with the primary focus of introducing new displays and to include integration of digital interpretation, within a space of 160sqm. To achieve this, the over-arching scope required extensive...
  • 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,...
  • I Object: Ian Hislop's search for dissent

    As Principal Contractor, The Hub delivered the vibrant and expressive temporary exhibition within Gallery 35. With a challenging concept, our team worked collaboratively from the onset to develop designs which encompassed our ability to challenge and mock authority figures, law, institutions and social and religious customs. To deliver the controversial concept in a comedic manner; our team built upon our strong relationship with the British Museum to review each element in design development to safeguard to agreed aesthetic and experience. By creating an open environment for discussion...
  • 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
  • Wells Cathedral Clock

    Having left Wells Cathedral in the late 19th century to join the Science Museum’s collection its relocation to the first floor signifies the historical importance of the medieval artefact allowing the audience to get a close look at the mechanism itself. The Hub were appointed as Principal Contractor to undertake the fit-out works to deliver the move of the Wells Clock to the ground floor in the threshold space between Making the Modern World and the Welcome Wing of the Museum. Dating back to the 13 hundreds the classic timepiece is the UK’s oldest mechanism being repositioned on the...
  • 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
  • Shaping the World, Building the Future

    The Hub were appointed on a design and build contract to convert and deliver concept designs produced by exhibition designers Real Studios (RS). Working closely with the Real Studios team we developed the initial concept designs into a workable exhibition delivering their vision for “Shaping the World, Building the Future “and exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The exhibition is located in the library of Institute’s headquarters in London transforming the traditional décor into a stunning colourful exhibition without compromising...
  • Arabic Islamic Science Museum

    The Arabic Islamic Science Museum 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.
  • Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia

    As Principal Contractor for the major exhibition in the Sainsbury Exhibition Gallery; The Hub through integration of the museums ambitious 2D and 3D design delivered an exhibition showcasing the ferocious warriors who ruled the vast lands of Siberia between 900 and 200 BC. Feared and admired for their power and horsemanship in war the Scythians were a rich and powerful empire with the exhibition exploring this, highlighting beautiful examples of the Scythians craftmanship and prowess through art, jewllery, furniture, clothing and fabrics; on loan from the State Hermitage Museum in St...
  • The Sun: Living With Our Star

    Opening in the darkening days of Autumn, Science Museum shed light onto the relationship with the sun in their latest exhibition: The Sun: Living With Our Star. Showcasing a contrasting array of Nordic Bronze Age artefacts and virtual interactives, mankind’s dependence on the sun is explored in a multitude of ways to encourage both young and old to get involved. As Principal Contractor, The Hub showcased their ability to deliver exhibitions that exceed client expectations, which integrated seamlessly the works of specialist sub- contractors providing an array of Interactives, Models,...
  • Venom: Killer and Cure

    The major exhibition in the Jerwood Gallery showcased the role venom plays in the natural world with visitors contemplating venoms influence on life or death by the use of poison or cure. Taking the visitor on a journey through the venomous world, theatrical and visual displays develops an engaging atmosphere utilising the visitor’s senses to highlight the deadly power of venom. A key design feature for the exhibition was the use of fabrics; integration of fabrics throughout the setworks displays and gallery to imitate the skin of the venomous creatures on display. Achieving the required...
  • 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...
  • China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors

    The major exhibition running as part of Liverpool’s city of culture 2018 see’s the city embracing its Far East routes, showcasing the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries exploring 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States period, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties.Appointed Principal Contractor, The Hub’s key challenge for the project was managing the number of client direct appointed contractors during the short programme for the Construction Phase On Site. By holding meeting with all parties from...
  • Manga

    Explore how Katsushika Hokusai’s drawings of people, animals and nature evolved into a multi-billion-pound business. Opening this May: the largest ever exhibition of manga outside Japan at the British Museum. Bringing to life the art of Manga through world-renowned collections, The Hub are excited to announce our award of fit-out contractor for this blockbuster temporary exhibition.

Proud to Work With

  • AB Rogers Design
  • Alghanim International
  • Ashmolean Museum
  • At Large
  • Auckland Castle
  • Barnsley Museums
  • Birmingham Museums Trust
  • Bletchley Park Trust
  • British Commercial Vehicle Museum
  • Casson Mann
  • Chelmsford City Council
  • Chichester District Council
  • CJ Lim Studio 8 Architects
  • Cultural Innovations
  • Design Engine
  • Designmap
  • Drinkall Dean
  • Ealing Council
  • 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
  • National Maritime 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 Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre
  • The Trustees of Natural History Museum
  • The Wellcome Collection
  • Trustees of National Maritime Museum
  • Universal Design Studio
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Southhampton
  • University of Winchester
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • Viridor
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