Haley Sharpe Design blasts off

Haley Sharpe Design has designed the internal exhibitions, a retail outlet and restaurant areas for the £52m National Space Science Museum which opens in June in Leicester.

When it opens, the centre will be the UK’s only attraction dedicated to space science and astronomy. The project is the brainchild of the University of Leicester, which has significant expertise in space science research and astronomy.

Haley Sharpe Design, which commanded a six-figure fee for its work, has designed the interiors and graphics for five themed galleries, including Exploring The Universe and Into Space, a retail outlet and two restaurants.

It has also worked on the development of the interactive offerings of each gallery.

“The galleries have an important multimedia element to them. We chose the right medium to aid the interpretation of the story each gallery is trying to tell.

“We worked out how to tell the story, then employed film-makers to develop film footage to support that story,” says Haley Sharpe Design senior partner Bill Haley.

The consultancy won the work via a “threeor four-way” credentials pitch, according to Haley.

The consultancy is working on a museum that chronicles the 2000-year history of the London Docklands area, that opens in September, and is also working for Holland’s National Museum of Antiquities on the redesign and rebranding of its galleries. The work goes live in May.

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