Fraser Randall

The National Football Museum The National Football Museum

Location: Preston
Services: Design & Construction Management
Value: £3 Million
Completion: 2001

Funded the by the HLF, the first National Football Museum opened in Preston in 2001 and was housed in two galleries, directly underneath the Preston North End stadium itself, the oldest football ground in England. The Finney Gallery displayed the unique FIFA collection, and underneath the Shankly stand, an interactive Exploratorium enabling visitors to understand innovations in the game today.

The works undertaken included the addition of a new entrance, retail and café area, and an interconnecting space for the two galleries. Housing the 1300 square metre galleries beneath the stands was a challenge and required a stringent fire, life and safety design, which Fraser Randall co-ordinated between the architect, exhibition and services designers.

The National Football museum serves as an excellent example of a fast track project, taking only 16 months from HLF stage 2 approval to completion. Fraser Randall were appointed as the design, project and construction manager for this complex multi stakeholder HLF funded project.