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  • 4th October 2017
    CITTADELLA SCOOPS ANOTHER INTERNATIONAL INDUSTRY AWARD

    Hot on the heels of winning Best Visitor Attraction Project at the UK InstallAwards this Summer, Gozo’s very own Cittadella Visitors’ Centre was awarded Entertainment Venue of The Year last night at the prestigious AV Awards ceremony in London’s West End.  The attraction, on Malta’s sister island, beat off competition in its category from projects around the world, including London, Dubai, Belgium, France and Germany.

  • 5th July 2017
    CITTADELLA WINS BEST VISITOR ATTRACTION AWARD

    Sarner are thrilled to announce that Gozo’s Cittadella Visitors’ Centre has been named as Best Visitor Attraction Project at the annual InstallAwards!  The attraction beat off competition from finalists in Oslo, the UK and Dubai.  And the award couldn’t have come at a more momentous time – this month marks exactly one year since the Cittadella Visitors’ Centre opened to the public.

    The InstallAwards, now in its fourth year, recognises the achievements of the AV market across the globe and excellence in the entire pro-AV industry, focusing on the best projects in the preceding 12 months and the people who make them happen.

    Our Projects Director, Ed Cookson, collected the award on behalf of the Ministry of Gozo from British comedian and host for the evening, Jimmy McGhie along with our Senior Project Engineer Simon Hamblin.

  • 9th May 2017
    KINGSTON UNIVERSITY BROADENING HORIZONS

    Sarner are pleased to have participated in Kingston University’s Broadening Horizons programme, a new initiative for students to gain practical experience and insights into the working environments of a relevant industry.

    Five students from varying degrees in Game Development, Architecture, and Interior, Product and Graphic Design formed a consultancy project team that had to solve a specific business challenge. We tasked them with a draft concept design of operational areas of a visitor attraction, and a study of the various factors that need to be considered to make a successful visitor experience. The programme included a trip behind the scenes of some of London’s most popular visitor attractions, and the students shared their work at a Kingston University celebration event on Wednesday 5th April.

  • 16th December 2016
    RE-DEVELOPMENT OF BODMIN JAIL

    The vision for the jail is to return this much understated heritage asset of national importance to its’ former glory, and in so doing make it a leading visitor attraction, venue, hotel and teaching facility for local schools and universities, that gives back to Bodmin, Cornwall and the UK.

    Mallino Development Ltd has engaged a consultant team consisting of Twelve Architects, Sarner International, Montagu Evans, Arup, Turner & Townsend, and Astute Fire to prepare proposals for the alteration, extension and change of use of the Grade II listed buildings at Bodmin Jail.

    The plans retain and enhance the unique atmosphere and sense of history that exists in the ruins. The derelict cell blocks of the jail will house the hotel accommodation and part of the museum. A glazed roof to the hotel atrium retains the magical natural lighting qualities of the ruin. The proposed design for the hotel rooms will retain the rich colours and textures of the stone that have over time been revealed and weathered creating a unique and special place.

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    Under the proposals, an exciting ‘Dark Walk’ experience will set the scene for visitors to appreciate the Jail’s vivid stories. A state of the art, automated theatrical space, will use the latest technology with a range of scenic sets, films and projections. The experience will re-create and immerse the visitor in the history of the building and the experience of what it was like to be in Bodmin Jail in the 18th & 19th Centuries.

    The existing Governors Hall will remain as the central venue and restaurant space.

    The team held a public consultation event on the 28th & 29th October at the Jail as part of the design and planning application process.

  • 8th August 2016
    25th anniversary of the Glacier Museum, Norway

    HD 1920-0016We have recently attended the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Glacier Museum in Norway.

    It is also 25 years since we installed our first exhibit, a glacier ice cave which is still there today.

    June 2016 represented the 25th anniversary of when Her Majesty Queen Sonja opened the doors to the Norwegian Glacier Museum, and since then 1.42 million guests have paid a visit. The Trust receives no funding so the only income they receive is from ticket sales generated from visitors to the Museum.

    The Museum in Fjaerland has had 25 years of continuous operation and is perhaps the most successful visitor attraction in the country.

  • 18th May 2016
    WE HAVE 2 NEW COLLEAGUES!

    We would like to offer a very warm welcome to Magda Mazouzi who joined us 2 months ago. Magda is our architectural Assistant and is currently working on a top secret project in Normandy. Magda studied architecture in Algeria and is a fully qualified architect with five years’ experience in retail design and housing projects. She’s been living in the UK for 2 years. Magda enjoys visiting museums and exhibitions and likes to keep up with any technologies in architecture. We are delighted to have her at Sarner and can’t wait to tell you about the projects that she’s working on but for now they’re a little hush hush…

    We would also like to welcome our newest staff member Mollie Bishop who joined us two weeks ago. Mollie was running Price Studios in Battersea and has been appointed as Project Manager to work alongside Ed Cookson, our Projects Director. Mollie has a production background and comes with over 10 years of experience in the film industry. When she’s not juggling projects at Sarner she tends to be running around after her 2 young children.

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