I commissioned Audio Guide Productions and Net-Work Internet Ltd. via a highly competitive open tender exercise to develop and deliver an ambitious, comprehensive and ground-breaking digital interpretation scheme relating to the landmark, multi award-winning Dream sculpture by world-renowned artist Jaume Plensa sited on a former colliery spoil heap overlooking the M62.

The result is now one of the imaginative and extensive digital interpretation schemes in the UK, informally described by James Berresford, Chief Executive of VistEngland as “a true exemplar of the England tourism strategy’s thrust to modernise visitor information.”

The initiative included a major brand development programme and was based on extensive community consultation. In addition to waymarking, mapping and signage, the scheme encompasses adult and children’s audio-trails and podcasts, geo-caches, onsite WiFi, Smartphone Apps, a digital toposcope, augmented reality visualisation of the former headgear, use of QR codes, as well as an A5 guide and Key Stage 2 education pack, including an onsite image hunter’s trail. See www.dreamsthelens.com for more information.


This has been joint public-private working at its very best, with the overarching vision created by the local authority and the innovative, added value, technical implementation provided by Audio Guide Productions and Net-Work Internet Ltd. to produce something even better than originally conceived.

David and Julie were a delight to work with throughout – client-focussed, professional, flexible, enthusiastic, creative, and quality-driven, providing new technical solutions where none previously existed and always willing to go the proverbial extra mile! They were also the more cost effective provider by some margin.

I am pleased to commend them to all potential clients accordingly.

John Whaling

Strategic Communications Manager

St.Helens Council

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