The new Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Museum opens its doors today after years of planning, securing funding, constructing and fitting out this double award winning building designed by Architect Richard Murphy.
Delighted to have been chosen to carry out the design, manufacture and installation of the manufactured joinery, fixtures and fittings for the retail area within this landmark development, Izon Projects formed part of the design team, carrying out specialised work required to make the building ready for business on 18 May 2017.
The retail area was an integral part of the project and was designed and constructed to provide visitors with a spacious, inviting, and interactive space where they can browse and purchase museum merchandise in a relaxed, convenient and pleasant environment.
Speaking about the project, Director of Izon Projects, Graham Blackadder said:
“We were delighted Izon Projects was chosen to take part in what we knew would be an exciting and rewarding project. This state of the art building cleverly combines the historic relevance of one of Scotland’s’ ancient capitals with the contemporary modern world and it was important our work reflected this.
“With a strong retail portfolio, we recognise the changing needs of visitors within a retail environment and as a result, we designed and installed a retail space that not only looks impressive but will comfortably accommodate and endure the thousands of visitors expected through its doors for decades to come.
“For everyone involved, The Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries has been a remarkable achievement and we feel extremely proud to have been part of it.”
Izon Projects is a commercial interior design company, specialising in retail, leisure and hospitality. Izon Projects is owned by Managing Director, Graham Blackadder and is based in Kinross-shire.
The new Museum Shop is well stocked with a wide variety of gifts, including items that have been specially commissioned for the building along with unique artistic works.
Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries will be a fully accessible museum and art gallery in the heart of Dunfermline’s Heritage Quarter. Designed by award-winning architect Richard Murphy, the new and imaginative build will integrate superbly with the world’s first Carnegie Library.
A new focal point for the town and Heritage Quarter, Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries is a significant £12.4 million investment, and will be key to unlocking Dunfermline’s significant potential; raising the cultural profile, increasing tourism and providing economic and social benefits for the town and its people.
The project is a Fife Council development, with key funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Carnegie Dunfermline Trust already secured. Fife Cultural Trust is managing the project on behalf of Fife Council, and will operate the new facility when it opens.