Dover Castle Secret Wartime Tunnels
Project for English Heritage to revitalize the Napoleonic tunnels to present the story of the Miracle of Dunkirk as it was directed from within the tunnels whilst retaining the WWII and Cold War fixtures and fittings. The installation uses archive film, still images and computer generated images projected onto the walls and floors of the tunnels alongside a soundtrack that includes eye witness accounts of the events leading up to and culminating in the evacuation of 338,226 soldiers over a nine day period, in conjunction with Danish Interpretation designers Kvorning Design Communication.
The Tunnels are a Scheduled Monument and Accredited Museum so all intervention work required consent. In addition to the cutting edge interpretation installation, our work included the refurbishment of toilets, a new shop fit-out, installation of a new ventilation system, extending the passenger lift to serve the ground floor and various associated external hard and soft landscaping works.
Contract Period: 7 Months
Project Value: £2.2m
Credit photographer- Nicolai Perjesi Photography