V&A Raphael Gallery
Quinn London’s expertise in delivering high-profile contracts for the Victoria & Albert Museum is exemplified by their work on the Raphael Gallery. The project involved a range of architectural, structural, mechanical, electrical and lighting upgrades, all of which were carried out to the highest standard.
To ensure the protection of the priceless artwork and artefacts within the gallery, Quinn London conducted thorough condition surveys of all wall, ceiling and floor finishes, decorative mouldings, stonework, artworks and artefacts prior to commencing the works. They also produced detailed Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) for all temporary protection measures, including the use of layers of ply and correx to protect the mosaic floor, and carefully designed scaffolding to avoid any damage to the wall and ceiling finishes.
In addition to protection measures, fire safety was a top priority for Quinn London. As part of the scope of works, they modified the existing BMS, fire and voice alarm system. To ensure continued protection of the building throughout the delivery of the works, Quinn London disconnected the existing system and installed a temporary system, which was kept active until the new system was connected and tested. A banksman was also allocated to the project to ensure that fire escape routes remained clear at all times.
The project was delivered to a high standard, with minimal disruption to the museum and its visitors. Quinn London’s attention to detail and careful planning meant that they were able to complete the works ahead of schedule, and built a positive relationship with the Victoria & Albert Museum as a result.
- WORKING IN A LIVE MUSEUM
- LOGISTICALLY CHALLENGING