Working with our valued client Kier Construction for Science Museum Group in Wiltshire, Sheridan Lifts will soon be on site at the brand-new 280,000 sq ft National Collections Centre, once the installation of a brand-new lift shaft is complete and ready for us to do our thing.
Our thing in this instance involves the installation of a 4000kg passenger and goods lift which can accommodate up to 53 passengers. Otherwise known as a whopper in the industry!
Such a large lift is required here partly to permanently house / onward transport more than 300,000 items from the groups collection. Many of these items will go on display here whilst others will be displayed across various museums across the country, including the Science Museum in London, the National Railway Museum in York and the Museum of Science & Industry in Manchester amongst others.
The facility itself is expected to open to the general public and for school tours and research visits in around 2023. It will feature historic cultural objects and artefacts, and Sian Williams, Programme Director at the Science Museum group commented:
“This new facility will transform public access to one of the most scientific collections in the world”
Kier’s Managing Director Mark Pausey also commented saying:
“We are thrilled to be working with the Science Museum Group to deliver this innovative project in Wiltshire, enabling increased public access to thousands of items that are not currently on display”
And our Sales Director Nick Beetson added:
“We are delighted to be continuing our working relationship with Kier Construction and to be carrying out this lift installation on site. We are sure the new facility will be a huge benefit to the people of Wiltshire and the wider community and wish them every success for the whole project”
We’ll post images as and when we have them from site.