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Case Studies » Plymouth City Council

The Challenge

Plymouth City Council’s redevelopment of its Museum and Art Gallery required prompt engagement for assessing DSEAR risks for the spirit preserved specimen collection.

RIBA Stage 3 had already been passed, and without reviewing the design for DSEAR hazards the build programme may have been adversely impacted.

The Solution Provided

Mobilising to site quickly and reviewing existing arrangements, along with proposed solutions, we were able to build up a comparative scenario DSEAR review in order to enable the client to make informed choices for storage and handling locations of the collection. Additionally, infrastructure and designs for fire resistance and ventilation were assessed, along with proposed working methods for the new buildings.

As the build progresses we have been on hand to advise on correct specification for any technical measures, and will be carrying out DSEAR verification before the building is handed over, as required by DSEAR Regulation 7 Clause 4.