The company was appointed to provide project managment services in 2010 through Manchester City Council’s consultancy framework. The role entailed preparing the Urbis building in Manchester for NFM’s collections and managing the design, procurement and installation of the new exhibitions.
The exhibitions contain items that are national treasures, including the ball from the 1966 World Cup final. The museum is also highly interactive and visitors can test their football skills in several ways, including scoring penalties against a computerised keeper through the original Wembley stadium goal posts.
The NFM is the permanent home of the FIFA Collection and the leading museum of its kind in the world. The relocation of the National Football Museum from Preston to Manchester and the creation of a new public face of the Museum will enable NFM to reach a much greater audience. It will also enhance NFM and Manchester’s profile, nationally and internationally.
Martin Jennings, project director, said, “The National Football Museum is a world class visitor attraction in one of Manchester's landmark buildings. Project managers Elaine Sutcliffe, Ellen Freegard and Rob Kay have led an exceptional team which has created and delivered a highly interactive, educational and entertaining footballing experience that will draw crowds to Urbis for many years to come.”
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