Warrington Museum

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Case Study Details

Date
October 2013
Client
Buttress
Value
£800k
Service Type
Location
Warrington

Client’s Requirements   

Warrington Museum successfully secured Heritage Lottery Funding for a £767k refurbishment project with an associated activity programme for Gallery 7 which was to be completed by early autumn, 2013.

Gallery 7 is one of the Museums’s earliest spaces. The refubishment was aimed at revealing some of the orignal features including the hidden roof lantern. The refurbishment included new low reflective glass cabinets to highlight treasures from the collections along with interactive dispalys.

Silcock Leedham’s Contribution

Silcock Leedham was appointed as M&E consultant and commissioned for the full design of heating, ventilation, lighting, lighting controls, power and IT requirements for the refurbished gallery. The design required a high degree of surveying of the existing services infrastructure to ensure that whilst the works were carried out, the rest of the museum and library remained unaffected. Features of the M&E design included a simple demand controlled ventilation system and scene setting lighting which included a colour changing LED lighting design.

Added Value / Unique Selling Points

To meet the requirement of the client, the M&E design required a high level of co-ordination with the specialist exhibition display casing manufacturer and the client’s requirement for flexibility to meet future requirements of changes to the items displayed in the gallery.  All M&E services outside of the display casings were neatly arranged and concealed to provide a discreet environment to ensure that the museum exhibition remained the main point of focus in the gallery.