The Natural History Museum, London
The Museum is a world-class visitor attraction and leading science research centre. They use their unique collections and unrivalled expertise to tackle the biggest challenges facing the world today. The museum cares for more than 80 million specimens spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million visitors annually.The Museum first opened its doors on 18 April 1881, but its origins stretch back to 1753 and the generous offer of a renowned doctor, Sir Hans Sloane. Sloane travelled the world treating royalty and members of high society, while fulfilling his passion for collecting natural history specimens and cultural artefacts along the way.
The Museum remained part of the British Museum until 1963, when a separate board of trustees was appointed, but it wasn't officially renamed the Natural History Museum until 1992. In 1986, the Museum absorbed the adjacent Geological Museum of the British Geological Survey and its collection of more than 30,000 minerals. The Lasting Impressions gallery opened three years later to connect the two buildings.
The Darwin Centre opened to the public in 2009 and houses the Museum's historic collections as well as its working scientists. The centre's unique Cocoon structure displays the Museum's most important plant and insect specimen collections, and is equipped with state-of-the art research facilities used by more than 200 scientists.
Visitors can watch scientists work in open-plan laboratories, where they study everything from the cocoa that Sloane brought back from Jamaica in the seventeenth century to malaria-carrying mosquitoes collected in 2008.
Our RoleThe museum will usually have about 30 live projects at any one time and over the years has undergone numerous adaptations.
Our role was to document an overarching high level fire strategy for the whole building and all other property owned by the museum. Commenced by undertaking Fire Risk Assessments, and concluded by drafting a Fire Risk Management Strategy. Our work with the museum is ongoing.
Benefits of ServiceWe are unique in our position as Global Leaders in Strategic Fire Risk Management and also our strong Fire Safety Engineering capabilities. This fusion of skills is perfect for the premises controlled by the Natural History Museum.
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