Archive Storage Rooms
Protecting valuable archive assets with precise air handling solutions
Our work in Archive Storage Rooms is part of a wider suite of Environmental Control solutions – take a look here.
We’re proud to offer our clients full turnkey solutions across our suite of products and services. With our project management driven approach, we’ll hold an initial consultation to discuss your requirements, before sharing our recommendations. Once you’re ready to proceed, we’ll outline a detailed project development plan, deliver a comprehensive design, build a fully operational solution and deliver a bespoke after care maintenance package too.
Our projects are…
Designed to BS EN 16893 2018 standards which helps protect from the following hazards; environment (temperature, humidity, light etc.), bio deterioration (pests and mould), theft, vandalism, fire, water, natural events
Fire resistant and integrity for up to 4 hours which leads to very structurally strong construction offering
Thermally insulated with U Values in excess of 0.25w/m2/K. A passive environmental control system is highly energy efficient and uses concrete base as thermal store to maintain temperature and humidity conditions
Aggressive environmental control systems are mechanically controlled using air conditioning, humidifiers, desiccant wheels
Fire suppression solution uses gaseous fire suppression to prevent damage to artefacts
Using lighting – LED lights, non UVA radiating to stop degradation, low heat output to maintain environmental conditions
Protected from water ingress by designing wet systems away from storage area
“NCS asked Arcade-UK to become a business partner to help deliver successful, working archive and museum stores that provide genuinely protective environments for heritage collections by avoiding unnecessary and potentially damaging air conditioning and poor quality construction. Arcade’s expertise in designing, modeling and constructing passive climate structures along with a deep understanding of mechanical systems makes them an ideal partner for NCS in developing modern, forward-thinking approaches to sustainable conservation storage, reducing institutions’ energy and maintenance costs and contributing to a lower carbon footprint for the heritage sector.”
– Chris Woods, Director at National Conservation Service
Some of our projects
“The working environment of CERN on occasion imposes sudden changes to the detailed planning, but Arcade dealt with these well, showing excellent flexibility… the engineers were able to use their good design skills to define the technical solution and meet CERN’s requirements.”
Michele Battistin, Section Leader in the Cooling and Ventilation Group at CERN.
“Conamar Building Services have worked with Arcade over several years on some fast paced high prestige projects mainly in the commercial building sector. Arcade are a reliable company and provide an exceptional service from design to installation
John O’Donnell, Contracts Director at Conamar Building Services Ltd.
"Airblast has worked with Arcade for over four years delivering high quality Spray Booth and Shot-blast cells with precise environmental conditioning requirements. We find Arcade to be a very reliable and trustworthy company to partner with. Arcade is able to deliver all aspects of a project from concept and design through to commissioning and maintenance"
Jonathan Cook, Managing Director at Airblast Ltd
"NCS asked Arcade-UK to become a business partner to help deliver successful, working archive and museum stores that provide genuinely protective environments for heritage collections by avoiding unnecessary and potentially damaging air conditioning and poor quality construction. Arcade's expertise in designing, modeling and constructing passive climate structures along with a deep understanding of mechanical systems makes them an ideal partner for NCS in developing modern, forward-thinking approaches to sustainable conservation storage, reducing institutions' energy and maintenance costs and contributing to a lower carbon footprint for the heritage sector."
Chris Woods, Director at National Conservation Service.
"At Wenlock Spring, we have worked with Arcade to undertake major upgrades to our bottling facility. The installation of a Biomass Boiler and ancillary services provides effective heating for our processes and Arcade's expertise on Process Engineering has allowed us to fully automate our Dosing, CIP cleaning and Tank control"
Bruce Orme, Director at Wenlock Spring.
We’re confident that the Arcade approach can provide the most effective commercial solution across our range of services and solutions. Let’s explore how we can work together.
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Arcade UK Ltd
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Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire. PE28 0LW
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