Titanic Awards for Marcon

Titanic Awards for Marcon
Jul 2013

Marcon Fit-Out is celebrating after scooping two prestigious awards at two separate award ceremonies in London.

Marcon was presented with the ‘Overall Winner’ award for the company’s fit-out of the Exhibition & Gallery at Titanic Belfast® at the National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) Design Partnership Awards.

The iconic Titanic Belfast® building, located at the Slipways where the great liner was built, picked up a second award for its Titanic Store, winning the ‘Trading + Enterprise’ category at the Museums + Heritage Awards for Excellence.

Mark O’Connor, Director, Marcon Fit-Out, says of the double-award achievement: “We are absolutely delighted that our work at the state-of-the-art Titanic Belfast® building has been recognised at the highest level. Winning not one but two awards at two consecutive award events is a tremendous achievement that we are very proud of.

“Titanic Belfast is the world’s largest Titanic visitor attraction and we are thrilled that the judges of these respected industry awards acknowledged the excellent quality, bespoke fit-out of the Exhibition & Galleries and the Titanic Store.”

The National Association of Shopfitters (NAS) Design Partnership Awards recognise the best in interior fit-out across the UK & Ireland. The highly-coveted Museums & Heritage Awards for Excellence are the annual industry awards for museums, galleries, heritage and cultural visitor attractions.

Speaking of the two award wins, Tim Husbands, Chief Executive, Titanic Belfast®, commented: “Titanic Belfast exemplifies all that is great about the variety of industries, businesses and skills that went in to making it a world class visitor attraction.”

“Marcon’s expertise is evident in the popular and successful Titanic Store and throughout the exhibition at Titanic Belfast, and we congratulate their double awards success.”

Marcon Fit-Out designed and built the set works which formed the exhibition structure and route through the galleries at Titanic Belfast®. The company designed and manufactured metal work and solid timber displays for interactive touch screen housings, personal story boards and samples of the Titanic interiors.

Mark concludes: “The judges commented that the intricacy of some of the displays was a tribute to the shopfitter working in harmony with the design team, that the build quality was evident throughout and all in all an excellent partnership between shopfitter and client.”

“We are very pleased with these comments which are a true reflection of our approach with every project we undertake.”

Image Caption: (L-R) Tim Husbands, Chief Executive, Titanic Belfast and Mark O’Connor, Director, Marcon Fit-Out pictured with the two prestigious awards won at two separate award ceremonies in London recently.