News 29.06.2009

Thinktank appoints Gillespies to strategic design role

Birmingham’s science museum, Thinktank, has appointed landscape architect Gillespies, with exhibition design consultant Outside Studios, to design an outdoor visitor attraction within the high profile Eastside City Park.

The project comprises a masterplan for a proposed 3000 square metre Science Garden linked to the museum. The garden will be an innovative environmentally based concept for a science-orientated play and learning attraction and will appeal to all Thinktank’s visitors throughout the year.

The Science Garden will enhance the city park, provide a destination within it and create significant added benefit to Thinktank by transforming the museum into an all-weather destination, increasing capacity for schools and attracting current non-visiting residents from the local communities.

Partner of Gillespies, Jim Diggle said: “We have had considerable experience in designing and delivering outdoor attractions in the UK and abroad. This project is particularly exciting because it will extend Thinktank’s existing successful offer in a new and memorable way and give it broader appeal.”

The masterplan is expected to be completed by October 2009.

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