1 August 2018

A Bit of Yorkshire Charm in Every Project

Posted By Laura Thompson
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This Yorkshire Day we’d like to celebrate by sharing with you some of the projects we’ve collaborated on with local clients.

Peel Interactive is a team of creatives & tech geeks who, from our Yorkshire HQ, create emotionally transforming digital experiences. From large-scale installations to intuitive hand-held app solutions, our work is always immersive, interactive & engaging.

Our team includes 2D artists, 3D modellers, animators, programmers, software developers, designers, videographers, script writers, producers and directors and together we produce custom content for a wide range of clients in the leisure, retail, education, museum and heritage sectors.


The Tempest family- who have lived at Broughton Hall since 1407- commissioned us to create a visitor app which encapsulates the history of the Hall, showcases the Hall to visitors and potential commercial clients and promotes events being held at the Estate.

Peel Interactive HQ is based on the Broughton Hall Estate, in Skipton, North Yorkshire, so we had a great head start and the know how to produce the best app for our client. The app we produced includes a video guide to the Broughton Hall Estate, a map of the grounds and a 3D replica of the Hall; as well as multiple interactive features.
A number of the rooms in the Hall were also represented in 360 degree panoramas which are a great tool to showcase tourist attractions, buildings and places of interest. We also integrated augmented reality into the app to bring the building and its contents to life.


We were commissioned by Drax Power Station, located near Selby, North Yorkshire, to create an immersive dome experience; something new and exciting that we had never produced before.

We designed, developed and project managed the delivery of Drax’s vision of an interactive, 360 degree learning environment where visitors can investigate and pull apart the complex engineering elements of turbines, transformers and the process as a whole. This unique interaction truly brings the STEM curriculum to life.
The project, entitled ‘Drax in the Classroom’ takes the power station on the road, with the aim of allowing students and educators the opportunity to interactively engage with energy and touch upon the important issues of sustainability.

The interactive ‘classroom’ takes the form of an inflatable dome space with integrated projectors, and tours around UK schools to educate Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 on all STEM curriculum subjects.

As part of their £2.4 million restoration program, York Mansion House, in the City of York, commissioned us to create interactive installations and digital interpretations of the local area.
As a company, our creative approach focuses on being immersive and interactive to engage audiences in an intuitive and user friendly manner. Based around this approach, we’ve been able to deliver some truly exciting digital content for York Mansion House.
Our 3D modellers carefully recreated the area surrounding York Mansion House as it would have looked throughout several key time periods in history, building everything from the ground up and taking into account the tiniest details to give a sense of realism.
The basement was opened to the public for the first time in York Mansion House’s history and there now stands a fully restored Georgian kitchen in which we installed a bespoke interactive cookery experience; a particularly unique aspect of this project. We partnered with Dr Annie Grey, food historian and chef, who we filmed preparing two traditional Georgian meals against a green screen backdrop. The video is projected onto a cook book which ‘comes to life’ as visitors assist Annie by ‘picking up’ and preparing 3D ingredients and utensils which are projected onto the table top.

If you’d like to get in touch to see how custom augmented and virtual reality solutions, bespoke mobile applications, 360 degree content, 3D modelling and interactive games could work for you, please contact us at Ian.Capper@peelentertainment.com or call 01756 796176 for more information.