We are pleased to announce that one of Bickerdike Allen Partners LLP flagship projects, British Museum – World Conservation and Exhibition Centre, received a High Commendation award at the annual ANC Conference and Acoustic Awards ceremony that took place in Birmingham on 29th June 2016.
The £135m project was a once in a generation opportunity to work on a new research centre for a worldwide leader in conservation and a renowned cultural institution. Challenging design requirements and particularly, the risks of vibration damage to the world’s priceless treasures from construction works, required the development of a unique set of vibration criteria. An outcome was no damage to objects and a vibration‐free research centre.
The judges noted that:
“this was an impressive piece of work which had to take into account a large number of factors. It was an unusual brief, a complex project and an “operational” site. It was carried out with thoroughness over a long period and achieved the desired outcome. There was an original approach to establishing appropriate vibration limits and effective use of measurement, monitoring and prediction, plus it demonstrated that such works are possible without damaging collections and disrupting museum operation. It was very highly commended.”
The ceremony was attended by Peter Henson and Tom Galikowski. During the conference, BAP gave a short presentation describing the project.
Read more about the WCEC project, click here.
To learn more about our involvement, click here.