Palaces, Castles and Historic Houses

Norwich Castle Activity Plan, 2017-2018

Norwich Castle’s magnificent stone keep is the centrepiece of the museum and art gallery complex. The Keep sits on top of a huge man-made Norman mound that dominates the city centre. Gateway to Medieval England is a four-year project that will reinstate the Norman floors and rooms in the Keep and, for the first time, enable access to five floor levels. New displays and activities will immerse visitors in the sights and sounds of Norwich Castle during its heyday as a royal palace. The development will open up the keep from the basement to the battlements.

Tricolor was commissioned as the […]

Wentworth Woodhouse Masterplanning, 2018

Wentworth Woodhouse, once home to the Fitzwilliam family, is one of the great houses of England. For 300 years it was both a political powerhouse and the hub of social and economic life across a swathe of South Yorkshire. It was once as revered as Chatsworth, Blenheim and Stowe.

Yet, its location in the centre of the Yorkshire coalfield was both its source of riches and ruin. Local authorities, colleges and universities have all owned the house. Through them all, it suffered vast amounts of damage and decay. In 2017 , it was purchased by the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust in […]

Royal Pavilion Estate, Brighton, 2015

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HLF Heritage Grant Round 2 Interpretation Strategy, Interpretation Plan and Exhibition Designs to RIBA 3, Activity Plan and HLF mentoring and project management

Tricolor was appointed in June 2015 to undertake the Estate-wide Interpretation Strategy for the entire Royal Pavilion Estate, as well as the Interpretation Plan and designs to RIBA 3 and the Consultation and Activity Plan for Phase 1 of the Brighton Dome and Brighton Festival £4.9 million HLF bid.

In the period of only 10 weeks, Tricolor engaged over 1000 people in the consultation including running stakeholder engagement sessions for internal staff and volunteers. We worked with Brighton and […]

Hylton Castle & Dene, Sunderland, 2014-15

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HLF Heritage Grant Round 2 Project Conceptualisation, Governance Options Appraisal, Business Plan and Activity Plan

Working with Sunderland City Council and English Heritage, Tricolor was responsible for creating the Vision Statement for this medieval castle, set within a wooded Dene, which is being redeveloped into the first youth-led heritage and skill-building attraction in the UK.

Our other work included the future governance Options Appraisal into spin out management structures (e.g. Community Interest Company vs Charitable Trust vs long-term outsourcing to management provider), a project Business Plan and 10 Year Business and Commercial Strategy, an Activity and Learning Plan and the Branding and Marketing […]

Alexandra Palace, Theatre and Park, London, 2014

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HLF Heritage Grant Round 2 Activity Plan

Tricolor was tasked with creating inclusive activities for the Palace, Victorian Theatre and Park  to improve the use of the palace and grounds for more people and a wider range of audiences as part of the Activity Plan for the £28 million Reclaiming the People’s Palace project.

Tricolor managed the consultation with over 1600 people and was responsible for developing a range of projects, learning workshops, schools programming and activities that will help the Palace engage with the community in Haringey. The project successfully won £18.8 million in HLF funding […]

Oliver Cromwell’s House, Cambridgeshire, 2009-11

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Tourist attraction home of the 17th C Lord Protector

  • New interpretation branding,
  • Original illustrations and maps for interpretation panels,
  • Exhibition text editing to appeal to a broader range of audiences and convey complex themes in the most accessible manner
  • Design and production of exhibition panels

Oakham Castle, Rutland, 2012

Norman heritage complex operated by Rutland County Council

  • Heritage Lottery Fund audience development strategy,
  • Heritage Lottery Fund interpretation and exhibition strategy
  • Research data analysis
  • Market research
  • Community consultation
  • Identified barriers to participation and ways to overcome them
  • Commercial options appraisal
  • Visitor experience audit
  • Visitor research
  • Visitor profiling
  • Marketing audit
  • Stakeholder engagement and consultation
  • Group travel strategy
  • Learning audiences strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Strategic signage audit and improvement recommendations
  • Business plan
  • Delivery of comprehensive strategy document