Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams recently completed the refurbishment of the grade II listed Preston Hall Museum in Stockton on Tees. As well as the refurbishment of the building, we have restored and remodelled the interiors to provide access and gallery spaces more suitable for modern museum use. The visitor flow through the museum has been redesigned with a continual progression designed from one room to another.
Access within the building has also been improved with the creation of new stairs and insertion of lifts. The improvement of M+E systems has also been key to the project with new services designed to sit sensitively and almost invisibly within the historic rooms. All exhibitions have been redesigned and a small number of new galleries created. In addition we renovated part of the Victorian Street and have created a brand new Sweet Shop and Café to increase the museum’s revenues.
A second phase of work, running concurrent to the museum refurbishment, was the repair and redevelopment of the former walled kitchen garden and orchard, which has been redesigned to the style of a kitchen garden of 1895.