London creative group The One Off has created a visitor experience project for the historic Gibside Estate near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
The One Off was appointed early last year and began work on-site at the 18th century gothic folly in September. The National Trust-backed Stable Interpretation Project is set in the estate’s stables and tells the story of the country retreat, primarily aimed at children.
‘We were asked to create a theatrical story that would capture the heritage of the estate. Then we made a video and put all the elements together,’ says a spokesman.
‘Graphic panels and interactive displays form part of the space, which was inspired by the venue’s timber frames and handcrafted saddles. The site is coloured in a subtle ‘heritage’ scheme, featuring waxed wood and leather.
It is scheduled to open in September.