Ironworks

Our projects

A few of the hundreds of projects we’ve completed

Interpretation

Somerset Wildlife Trust Avalon Marshes

We prepared leaflets, audio, panels, family spotter’s guides, working models, posters and merchandising for this Landscape Partnership Scheme on the Somerset Levels.

Twyford Waterworks

A new exhibition and other media at this Edwardian waterworks, explaining water pumping and softening with ‘state-of-the-art’ steam engines and boilers from the early 20th Century.

Canal and River Trust

Interpretation panel for Saul Junction on the Sharpness Canal. We’ve also written and delivered many interpretive plans and projects.

Pershore Abbey

Film and audio kiosk and banners to explain major repairs to the unique ploughshare vaulted roof at this wonderful medieval abbey, plus guidebooks.

Gilfach Nature Reserve

Interpretation plan for a HLF Heritage Grant application for Radnorshire Wildlife Trust’s flagship nature reserve, and its implementation.

Lincolnshire Grazing Marshes, Riddle of the Marshes

A treasure hunt to inspire locals and visitors to understand the unique culture and landscape of the grazing marshes, plus a range of panels and publications.

Action for Biodiversity, Newry and Mourne District Council.

Producing 36 interpretation panels for a consortium of local authorities in the Eastern Border Region to raise awareness of biodiversity.

Learning

Powys County Council

Three CD Rom bilingual toolkits for the War Memorials Project, that help communities and schools to locate, understand and record First World War memorials.

Clwydian Range and Dee Valley AONB

A learning pack helping young people to understand the impacts of climate change on the landscape.

Avalon Marshes

A working water model, created by Robert Jakes, explaining water management on the Somerset Levels.

Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, Steart Peninsula

A mural and video, created by and with children from Otterhampton School, to explain the natural history and local culture of the Steart Peninsula on the Severn Estuary.

Strategies and reviews

Forestry Commission

Interpretation plan for the Foresters’ Forest Landscape Partnership Programme.

Natural England

An activity plan for ‘Back from the Brink’, an ambitious species recovery project led by Natural England with seven leading wildlife charities. The plan is part of a Stage 2 bid for a HLF Heritage Grant.

Mourne Cooley Gullion Geotourism Project

Interpretation plan to help promote geological tourism to the cross border region between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

Kent Wildlife Trust

Interpretation audit and plan for an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund for the ‘Fifth Continent’ Landscape Partnership Scheme.

Lincolnshire County Council

Exploring options for a strategic partnership of organisations to manage the ‘wild’ Lincolnshire Coast.

Cannock Chase AONB

A Peace and Tranquillity Study to identify the most and least tranquil parts of Cannock Chase, repeated every five years to inform the AONB management plan review.

Nevis and Glen Coe

Options for Integrated Management of the Nevis and Glen Coe area, and recommendations for the best option for integrated management and planning.

EU Grundtvig Lifelong Learning Programme

Heritage Interpretation for Senior Audiences (HISA), a two year project to explore the interpretation needs of the over 55s.