2nd April 2020

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, Constructing Excellence

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Derby Silk Mill, Museum of Making, Integrated Project Insurance


Derby Museums commissioned exhibition specialist Leach and architects Bauman Lyons with a design team to develop their vision for the Silk Mill as a “museum of making” for the 21st Century. Heritage Lottery and Arts Council funding was eventually secured, supplemented by funds from Derby City and local communities. Inevitably the brief for the extension and refurbishment project had developed into many various “success criteria”, and Bauman Lyons and Derby Museums decided that these could only be met by a fully collaborative “alliance” of designers, constructors and specialist contractors (including exhibition/digital specialists) appointed under the Integrated Project Insurance model.