Nottingham-based Focus Consultants has been selected as part
of a ‘dream team’ to transform Milton Keynes Museum into a national attraction. 
The museum’s £7.3 million expansion through two major new
galleries telling the area’s story from pre-history through to the present day
is being made possible through funding from Milton Keynes Council, the Heritage
Lottery Fund (HLF) and Arts Council England. 
Focus, with its head office at Phoenix Business Park,
Nottingham, and branches in Leicester, Holborn in London, and Boston and
Aubourn in Lincolnshire, has been appointed as the project’s business planners, and joins a host of
top names with wide experience of creating award-winning museums and
attractions to deliver the scheme. 
“We are very pleased to be part of such a highly regarded
team of planners, architects, exhibition designers and builders who will be
delivering this ambitious vision for Milton Keynes Museum,” said Steven
Fletcher, partner at Focus. 
“As a company, Focus has been involved in helping to develop
numerous award-winning museums and exhibitions with international reputations, and
our repertoire in this field includes the National Army Museum, The Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter,
SeaCity in Southampton, Mshed Museum in Bristol, and the Victoria &
Albert Museum in London.” 
The Milton Keynes Museum could welcome more than 100,000
visitors a year once it is completed. 
Museum director Bill Griffiths said: “We have one task as a
team and that is to build the best museum in the country. We don’t want to be
like any other museum, but to produce something that, like the present museum,
has heart and soul. 
“With such a strong team on board we believe we can make
this happen: create a museum that really involves its visitors, that is
memorable and exciting, that the people of Milton Keynes will feel pride in,
and that will draw visitors from all over the UK.” 
Since its creation in 1994, Focus has helped to secure more than £925 million of grant
assistance for a range of projects and businesses across the UK and
delivered more than £1.0 billion worth of projects and programmes – making it
one of the most successful businesses of its kind in the country. 
It has worked on a range of high-profile projects in the
arts, heritage and tourism sector, including some of the major museums across
the UK, and important historical and ecclesiastical sites.
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