Fraser Randall

Second World War & Holocaust Galleries Imperial War Museum

Location: London
Services: Project, Design & Cost Management
Value: Undisclosed
Completion: October 2021

Following the successful opening of the multi award winning Atrium and First World War Galleries, phase two intends to build on the extraordinary high standards set, and create a new gallery to tell the story of the Second World War. The development and delivery of this new gallery will be in tandem with an update and relocation of the Holocaust galleries, to better connect them to the story of the Second World War.

Fraser Randall were appointed as the Project, Design & Cost Managers for this large scale piece of strategic management, working closely with the IWM team from the outset on the continuation of this important once in a hundred years project.

Our scope started with the strategic planning of the project, developing the project team structure, establishing an overall project programme and establishing a project budget. We ensured early in the development of the project that contractor site logistics were clearly communicated and agreed with all relevant Museum Departments, this was essential as the project was to be completed within the Museum, which intended to be open to the public during the works.

We led the procurement of design teams and relevant consultants to facilitate both the base build and exhibition works, with all procurements conducted under the were successful in integrating these Contractor works with the three Principal Contractors.

As Package Manager for the Digital Media and AV Hardware, we were responsible for the management and delivery of linear media and interactives across both the Second World War and Holocaust Galleries, both of which had significant media requirements. This included working with the Client to define their requirements, overseeing the procurement process for both the software and hardware, fostering a collaborative creative partnership between the Client and Digital Media producers and hardware contractors. This also included managing cost and time, whilst allowing the digital media process to remain sufficiently agile to ensure the best results for the project.

The galleries successfully opened in October 2021.