Enriching experiences

We work right across the culture sector assessing, developing, helping to fund and managing holistic projects with art galleries, theatres and museums.

We help them restore and enhance the fabric of their buildings and widen access to their collections in new and exciting ways. Guiding cultural organisations’ activity planning is an important part of our work.

Bristol Old Vic / Orleans House / Etches Collection / South London Gallery / Wiltons Old Music Hall

Contact us to talk about ways we might be able to help. 

 
 

Reviving Britain’s oldest living playhouse

The project at Bristol Old Vic connects 250 years of theatrical heritage, represented by both the historic architecture and the theatre’s extraordinary archives held between the University of Bristol Theatre Collection (TC) and Bristol Record Office (BRO).

A sensitive architectural approach, conservation and protection of paper records, and the creation of new public spaces and programmes, both on site and online, promise to connect this heritage to the public like never before. As a result, a superb 18th century building will be protected and an historic theatre facade revealed.

The rich archive history of civic pride and dramatic art will be restored and preserved before being brought to new audiences. Already recognised as a centre of artistic excellence, the UK's oldest theatre will become an internationally significant heritage destination.

Budget

£2.8M

HLF round 2

Funding

Project management

Ongoing

Being part of this project and immersed in the theatre’s 250 years of history is a joy. We look forward to the transformation of the building and bringing the exciting archive collection to life through innovative interpretation.
Bristol Old Vic auditorium looking towards the stage - image courtesy Bristol Old Vic
We helped Bristol Old Vic raise £2.4M of HLF funding to restore the building's remarkable heritage theatre spaces and to set the stage for the future with a new extension. Image courtesy Haworth Tomkins.

We helped Bristol Old Vic raise £2.4M of HLF funding to restore the building's remarkable heritage theatre spaces and to set the stage for the future with a new extension.

Image courtesy Haworth Tomkins.

Backstage at Bristol old Vic. Image courtesy Bristol Old Vic

 
 

Art on the Thames

Orleans House Gallery sits in the middle of a particularly attractive stretch of the Thames at Twickenham. In 1902 the view from Richmond Hill became the first view in history to be protected in perpetuity by an Act of Parliament. The Orleans House project is part of the restoration and preservation of this world renowned historic landscape.

The project
Orleans House has constantly changed to meet the needs of the time from private home to public gallery. The project will enable Orleans House to build on past successes since opening in 1975 and focus on preserving and making accessible important heritage assets – Grade 1 listed James Gibbs designed Octagon Room, North Wing, gardens and the important Richmond upon Thames Borough Art Collection for everyone to enjoy.

The restoration of the heritage and building of a new north wing will enable Orleans to extend its role as a heritage hub for West London providing education, training and support for the sector.

Budget

£3.5M

HLF grant

£1.8M

HLF rounds 1, 2 &

Project delivery

Funding

Project management

Ongoing

We are proud of our long standing relationship with the gallery for over a decade and to have been part in the long term development of the facilities and services.

 
 

Fabulous fossils

This fascinating project has delivered a permanent home for the unique and internationally recognised Etches collection of Kimmeridgian Fossils. 

This new museum in Kimmeridge will provide a secure future and permanent access to these natural wonders for generations to come. The building is inspirational in its natural setting, the exhibitions have the “wow” factor to draw in and excite a wide range of visitors, and the activity plan will allow people to learn about and become actively involved in taking the project forward into the long term.  

Glevum helped Kimmeridge Trust obtain a Round 1 pass from the HLF in November 2012. We were then appointed as project managers to lead the project through the successful development stage and onto the delivery phase. The museum opened to the public in October 2016 to excellent reviews.

Budget

£5M

HLF grant

£3M

HLF rounds 1, 2 &

Project delivery

Funding

Project management

Business planning

Completed

Seeing this project grow from an early concept to the amazing facility it is today has been a rewarding one. This project succeeded despite numerous challenges and is a testament to the group of dedicated people who came together to create something unique and special.
Kimmeridge Museum interior – image courtesy of HLF

Kimmeridge Museum interior – image courtesy of HLF

The building nears completion for the Etches Collection 
Entrance lobby and staircase at Kimmeridge – image courtesy of HLF.
The Etches Collection sign – image by Tom Wren/BNPS

 
 

Saved, revealed, alive!

Wilton’s is the last surviving Grand Music Hall in the world, a building that is loved, admired and respected both in the community, the heritage world and the creative industries.

It was however a building that was at risk for many years and its future has often been in doubt. The restoration project at Wiltons conserved the historic fabric of the building, removing it from the at risk register and launched an ambitious new activity plan.

Glevum worked with the Project Director and the Trust to establish a robust business plan to meet the needs of the organisation & the Round 2 Heritage Lottery Fund application process.

After completion, we were commissioned to carry out the post-project evaluation.

Budget

£1.85M

Business planning

HLF Round 2 application

Evaluation

“Thank you both so very much for such a brilliant day yesterday. The outcomes approach worked really well and gave a new perspective even for people who have attended all three of our awaydays” 
Michelle Card HLF Project Management and Admin.
The entrance to Wiltons Old Music Hall and (top of page) its name in lights. Images from LifeofYablon.com and thelondonphile.com
Diary of Wilton's Music Hall repairs week 15: Nearly There! A unique insight into the repairs of Wilton's main auditorium. The project ran from July 2012 - January 2013 as part of the ongoing work to safeguard the world's oldest surviving music hall.
Faded chic at its best in Wiltons Od Music Hall