Appointed by the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the consultancy – also based in Northern Ireland – has been charged with ‘providing interpretive design services, production and installation of a bespoke interpretation proposal’ in a manner which will ensure Dunluce Castle delivers a ‘world-class visitor experience’.
A £177 590 contract has been awarded and Tandem Design project planner Michelle Barnard says most stories will be told through an audio-visual guide.
One AV presentation will see the castle ‘rebuilt’ before the eyes of visitors, according to Barnard.
‘There’ll be wayfinding, graphic panels and interactives for the Interpretive Centre and the Archeology Centre,’ says Barnard.
Cast bronze panels may be installed outside the ruins, which face the north coast. ‘They should age well from the extreme weather conditions,’ Barnard adds.