Working in historic buildings comes hand-in-hand with being a leading exhibition fit-out specialist in the museum and heritage sector. However, it’s not often that that history dates back to 1070AD – with the original buildings actually established in 597AD.
The year 2020 marks an important dual anniversary for the extraordinary figure of Thomas Becket. It will be 850 years since his dramatic murder on 29 December 1170 in Canterbury Cathedral, and 800 years since his body was moved on 7 July 1220 from a tomb in the Cathedral’s Crypt into a glittering shrine. The events of 1220 were orchestrated to relaunch the cult of Becket, and ensured that Canterbury became the principal pilgrimage destination in England and one of the major pilgrimage sites within Europe.
Elmwood Projects have the pleasure of working again with Event Communications and Artelia, as well as the opportunity to create a new relationship with a wonderful team at Canterbury Cathedral.
Our delivery of the Exhibition Fit Out works to the new Welcome Centre, Crypt, Water Tower & Library Undercroft, will involve manufacturing & installing all setworks and builders work in connection with services. We will utilise our specialist supply chain to deliver Graphics, AV Hardware, Electrical & Lighting, Interactives and a large Showcase package.
With a tremendous amount of redevelopment happening at the Cathedral as part of The Canterbury Journey, we look forward to successfully delivering our project – which will be completed in 2019.