Jackson is creator of Milestones museum

Hampshire County Council architect Colin Jackson has designed a new £10m “living history” museum in Hampshire. Jackson has developed interiors for the attraction, as well as the overall structure of the building.

Milestones will be “a unique indoor-outdoor museum” according to a spokeswoman. It will featuring a network of recreated period cobbled street scenes from the Victorian era.

An extensive collection of industrial, transport and technological products that are deemed to be part of the national heritage will be displayed in the building, which has already won the south east regional category of the national Celebrating Construction Achievement award.

Elsewhere, the Basingstoke museum will also house artefacts from the 1930s which are judged to have transformed life in the 20th century.

Displayed in cases that resemble shop-fronts of the period, the objects include radio, photographic and electric appliances.

Returning to the surrounding area’s own routes, Milestone’s will also have items relating to world famous clothing manufacturer Burberrys, whose first factory and shop opened in Basingstoke.

Jackson says: “The design was inspired by the simple honesty of construction of the early steam engines, and the new building similarly seeks to express the modern materials and engineering principles from which it is built.”

The Hampshire attraction is scheduled to open in November.

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