The Life Story Family

There are so many people who helped us create Chester: A Life Story. We always aim to source as many local suppliers and professionals as possible. The list is always growing, just like our story.

Raise Architects

Architects who designed and led on the capital works.

Armitage Construction

Building contractors for the capital works, who led a team of sub-contractors.

Bryom Clark Roberts

Structural Engineers.

Engineerings Services Design Ltd

Mechanical and Electrical design for the project.

Peacock Stevens

Building Surveyors.

Russell Geomatics

3D surveying of St Michael’s Church.

Thornton Firkin

Quantity Surveyors.

UiS Alarms

New intruder alarm installation and monitoring.

Murray Building Services

Monitoring of heating system and boiler.


IT installation and monitoring.

Signs Now

Installation of new exterior signage.

Homestyle Carpets

Installation of new carpets.

Simon Jones

Tech consultancy for project.

Maker of Things

Construction of cabinets, tables and numerous other elements within Chester: A Life Story.

Russell Kirk

Myths & Legends mural artist (amongst other things!).

Extreme Displays

Production and installation of graphics.


Production of graphics.


Build and installation of exhibition.

Matt Langstaff

Exhibition design and support.

Fuzzy Duck

Creation of two animations.

Gavin Rymill

Graphic designer.

Kirsty Dalton

Graphic designer.

Reasonably Good

Branding and website design and creation.

Holly Nelson

Marketing consultant.

Jo Henwood

PR consultant.

Jo Kay

Audience Development consultant.

Kate Rodenhurst

Evaluation consultant

Authentic Spark

Interpretation consultant.

Alison Atkin

Heritage consultant.

Rebecca Rideal

Heritage consultant.

Liz Royles

Heritage consultant.

Cheshire Dining Experience

Creators of 3 short films making historic Chester-related foods.


AV designers.

Shit Chester

Builder of Lego model of Chester, part of which is on display in Life Story.

Cheshire Police Museum

Loaned items for display.

The Grosvenor Museum

Loaned items for display.

Poulton Research Project

Loaned items for display.

St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School

Children designed images for display.

Mark Carline

Project photographer charting the story of the project.

Unit Safety

Fire Assessment and advice.

Chester Visitor Information Centre

Advice on merchandise and general support

Staff Badges

Printing of scroll for display (and staff badges and merchandise).

Sam Ryley, Canteen Create

Film-maker and photography.

Film Fallon


Wellcome Trust

Chester: A Life Story funder.

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Owners of St Michael’s church and general support.