Premier Technical Services Group (PTSG) has been commissioned to deliver works at one of London’s most popular tourist attractions for the sixth year running.
Since PTSG took over the maintenance and testing of the internal façade access equipment at the Science Museum in 2008, it has carried out upkeep works at the site every year since.
The works that PTSG carry out are crucial to ensuring the museum, based in Exhibition Road, South Kensington, remains open to the public.
Scott Hawtrey, divisional director at PTSG, said: “The Science Museum is one of the busiest attractions in London and we are delighted to have been chosen to deliver maintenance works on the building for the sixth year in a row.
“The contract is for the maintenance and testing of the internal facade access equipment. The systems in the museum are used for directing the lights onto items on show. It also services the internal walls for sign works for all the exhibitions.
“It is crucial the cradles are in operation as the building is a huge tourist attraction.”
The museum was founded in 1857 and attracts around 2.7million visitors annually.
It holds a collection of more than 300,000 items, including the first jet engine, a reconstruction of Francis Crick and James Watson’s model of DNA and some of the earliest remaining steam engines.
It also houses an IMAX 3D cinema showing science and nature documentaries.