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Museums & Galleries


 

Our unique understanding of the exacting requirements of this specialised sector makes us one of the UK’s leading providers of such projects. Intricate design is the key here, and we create schemes to sustain humidity, temperature and lighting at precise levels, preserving the integrity of the nation’s priceless artefacts. Our prestigious track record includes schemes for the Natural History Museum, The Tate, V&A, Museum of London and the Science Museum (to name just a few) and is testament to the regard in which we are held by such esteemed institutions.

British Horological Institute

British Horological Institute

The Grade II* listed Upton Hall is the home of the British Horological Institute; a library, archive, museum and residential training facility. Whilst the main building dates back to 1832, it has grown piecemeal to accommodate the needs of the BHI.

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Natural History Museum: Hintze Hall

Natural History Museum: Hintze Hall

Hintze Hall is the cathedral-like entrance to the Natural History Museum. The hall is an exhibit in itself, made up of unique, listed artefacts such as the hand-painted botanical tiles lining the roof, and the 1,300-year old sequoia tree cross section sitting high above the main entrance archway.

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Science Museum: Robots

Science Museum: Robots

Robots explores the 500-year story of humanoid robots, featuring over 100 robots; from 16th century automaton to today’s androids.  We were appointed to develop the electrical scheme for the exhibition, which will be housed in 800 m² of dedicated space that we completed the shell-&-core designs for ten years ago.

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V&A Mausoleum

V&A Mausoleum

This Grade II listed building, within the Royal Windsor estate, contains the sarcophagi of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.  Work commenced on the Royal Mausoleum in March 1862, although it took a further nine years to complete the intricate decoration.

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V&A: Videogames

V&A: Videogames

Videogames is an exhibition that will showcase the transformations that have happened in the world of videogame design over the last decade.  The exhibition will be fully interactive, guiding the visitor through game design, programming and even ‘hacking’.

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Natural History Museum: Waterhouse Gallery

Natural History Museum: Waterhouse Gallery

The Waterhouse Gallery, located to the east of the main Hintze Hall, is the museum’s main gallery for showcasing temporary displays such as the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.  This 800m2 space is made up of two zones; the main, larger gallery and a narrow ancillary gallery.

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Science Museum: Information Age

Science Museum: Information Age

The Science Museum’s ‘Information Age’ is a 24,000 ft² exhibit that houses six zones exploring key events that shaped the influence of connectivity on our lives today. By its very nature the installation is made up of numerous and complex services encompassing sophisticated lighting, audio-visual and IT; many of which are required to interact seamlessly with each other.

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Natural History Museum: Treasures Gallery

Natural History Museum: Treasures Gallery

On the northern mezzanine of the museum’s grand Hintze Hall in a 1,700 ft² gallery whose very fabric - terracotta brick walls, stained glass windows and granite sills - are all Grade I listed.

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Museum of London: Galleries of Modern London

Museum of London: Galleries of Modern London

The Capital City project was a 5-year long programme of refurbishment and extension, undertaken in collaboration with a specialist in-house team, to create The Galleries of Modern London. We were appointed to carry out full mechanical, electrical, public health and lift designs for the duration of the project, with site supervision duties throughout.

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Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum

Following a £4.2m Heritage Lottery Fund grant, the Jewish Museum embarked upon a four-year long programme of redevelopment. The newly expanded museum involved the adaptation of a building adjacent to the original Grade I listed property, and the extension of services systems into the new building.

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Herbert Gallery & Museum

Herbert Gallery & Museum

Situated in a historic square with the City’s iconic Cathedral, the gallery formed an important facet of this public space. A refurbishment and extension improved the facilities throughout the gallery and museum, adding a two-storey, glazed courtyard area that also serves as the new entrance.

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Victoria & Albert Museum: British Galleries

Victoria & Albert Museum: British Galleries

The refurbishment of the British Galleries was one of the largest projects undertaken by the V&A. Fifteen galleries in an area of about 48,438 ft² house approximately 3000 exceptional pieces of decorative and fine art spanning the four centuries, 1500-1900.

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Natural History Museum: Collections Infrastructure

Natural History Museum: Collections Infrastructure

The Collections Storage Infrastructure framework agreement consisted of four projects at the South Kensington site: Large Vertebrate Store – relocation of the Entomological and Zoological Collections and departments to allow the collection stores to be upgraded.

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National Maritime Museum: Nelson, Navy & Nation

National Maritime Museum: Nelson, Navy & Nation

This new permanent gallery in the National Maritime Museum presents the story of the Royal Navy and the British people, from the Glorious Revolution of 1688 to the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. This object-rich exhibit showcases over 250 valuable items from this period, including many of Admiral Lord Nelson’s personal effects and his iconic Trafalgar uniform.

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Florence Nightingale Museum

Florence Nightingale Museum

The Florence Nightingale Museum is located in the grounds of St Thomas’s Hospital. It was initially founded in 1989 and, having had no upgrades since its opening, the Board of Trustees commissioned an extensive programme of improvement.

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Royal Scottish Academy

Royal Scottish Academy

The Playfair Project was instigated to rejuvenate Edinburgh’s exhibition and gallery space by creating a single, integrated complex linking the Royal Academy and National Gallery buildings. We were appointed to undertake mechanical, electrical and public health services designs for both phases of this project.

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