Leach assigned a dedicated project manager to oversee the entire project. The project manager worked closely with both the design agency and the fit-out contractor, as well as being a single point of contact for the end client, Plymouth City Council. Stakeholder engagement was key to the success of this project, especially to maintain strong communications with all parties during the Covid-19 national lockdown, which came into play mid-way through the project and forced the site to close just two months before the original planned opening date.
As a result, and upon loosening of restrictions, the deadlines for completion were even tighter. Leach’s production and installation team managed to turn graphics around and install them in record time, ensuring a timely opening of the museum.
Leach produced and installed over 3000 graphics across 11 galleries, including 2106 individually printed, American maple panels for the Mayflower 400: Legend and Legacy gallery – the largest-ever commemorative Mayflower exhibition. This in particular was a standout gallery for Leach, in which Event wanted to celebrate and tell the
story of the 102 passengers who boarded the Mayflower for America in 1620, using illustrative and impactful display graphics.
Thorough prototype sessions gave the designer confidence that Leach had the experience and attitude to complete this project to a high standard. Fourteen different print production methods were used in total, including:
- Screen prints
- Frosted vinyl decals
- Mermet banners
- Acrylic faced lightboxes
- Fabric faced lightboxes
- Showtex voile banners
- Floor vinyl
- Acrylic labels
- Printed Corian
- Two large etched Corian panels
- Printed Forex
- Printed Dibond
- Large-format Titan wallcoverings
- Printed MDF panels