Derby Museum’s ongoing re-development work has seen a stunning restoration of various areas of the building. As part of this process, the previous projects we worked on include the Silk Mill, the reception area and parts of the Art Gallery of Derby Museum. A while ago the museum made the decision to replace its long-standing “Notice nature, feel joy” gallery with something different, exciting and relevant to people’s lives now. This project is called “Your Place in the World” and will be a result of collaboration between the communities of Derby.
What we delivered:
The work required matching the new flooring with the existing one, to provide a seamless look, creating an airy and flowing space. We installed Karndean Van Gogh Auckland Oak VGW52T, blending it in so well, that no one could tell that different parts of the room’s flooring were laid a few years apart.
The work was completed within tight deadlines, and our biggest challenges were making the sub-floor suitable by removing previously stuck down flooring and dealing with the awkward angles of the project space. We also had to wait for the removal of some listed cabinets, which meant that we could only lay planks up to a point, having to complete the work once the units were gone.
The end result is a beautiful, airy, contemporary and uniform space that has the look and feel of wood floors. This exhibition area is now ready for the collaborative design created by members of the community, bringing the cultures of Derby together.