Our Services

  1. Interpretive Planning
  2. Consultation
  3. Interpretive Design
  4. Interpretive Writing
  5. Interpretive Graphics
  6. Signage & Wayfinding
  7. Project & Build Management

The Brief

Redevelop the interpretation and exhibition design for the David Marshall Lodge and throughout the wider Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.”

Our Response

Works included the refurbishment of all interior exhibition spaces within the new branded Lodge Visitor Centre. Satellite sites such as Loch Ard and Ben Venue included hub structures, interpretive viewpoints and audio posts. The interpretation scope spread into off-site collateral redesigning the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park Guide Map and web pages.

Working in collaboration with the project team, architects and engineers, Bright 3D developed the interpretation in parallel with the new transformational building design. Providing a gateway to the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park the interpretation at the Lodge had to encourage visitors to go out and explore. Bringing the interpretation to the forefront of the visitor experience from approach threshold signage to arrival banners and car park information a sense of place, unique to the QEFP forest park is revealed.

Visitors upon entering the Lodge are met with extraordinary 360* views out to the forest park, key information about the range of activities  available and key destinations within the park as well as being welcomed by an FCS ranger to give a personal interpretation. All the display units in this space are mobile so can be repositioned depending on the activity or event taking part in the Lodge.

The visitor is encouraged to move through to the Wild Watch Zone where they can watch live web-cams linked to satellite sites around the forest park. This area located in the East wing provides an ideal space for school groups to gather. The glass partitions to this zone and the retail area provide adequate division and at the same time promote the views through and feeling of openness which is key to the all the interpretation at the Lodge and the wider Queen Elizabeth Forest Park.