Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum

Project Description

Constructed from 1873 to 1880, the Natural History Museum in London is a national treasure. Consisting of over 80 million items, the museum is one of the most well equipped museums in the world and when asked to be involved in the unveiling of their newest feature, a 25m long blue whale skeleton to replace ‘Dippy’-the dinosaur cast that had been standing for many years, we jumped at the opportunity.

The Duchess of York, Kate Middleton and Sir David Attenborough were among the list of celebrities in attendance with Kate Middleton taking the responsibility of the official opening. 

The museum has been going under numerous renovations but with the main entrance yet to be complete, a scaffold structure was required to form a ramp and staircase to accommodate a Range Rover car, dropping the Duchess off at the entrance where she would then climb three steps before entering the newly configured hall. 

Once briefed by our client, design and calculations work commenced and plans were constructed to create the scaffold sub-structure.

Despite the numerous issues that come along with working in central London, our staff worked through every obstacle they faced, delivering the structure on time and to the delight of our customer. All that needed to be done now was the laying of the red carpet.

Project Meta

  • Date: Aug 10, 2017
  • Client: GL Events
  • Category: Access Ramp,Access Staircase,Bespoke Structures,Public Access,Public Walkway

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