Premier Technical Services Group Ltd (PTSG) has been contracted to deliver specialist electrical services at the Royal Academy of Arts in London.
The Royal Academy of Arts is an art institution based in Burlington House on London’s Piccadilly. Founded in 1768, it has a unique position as an independent, privately funded institution led by eminent artists and architects.
In 2018, the Academy’s 250th anniversary, the results of a major refurbishment were unveiled. The project began on 1st January 2008 with the appointment of David Chipperfield Architects. Heritage Lottery Fund support was secured in 2012. On 19th October 2016 the RA’s Burlington Gardens site was closed to the public and renovations commenced. Refurbishment work included the restoration of 150 sash windows, glazing upgrades to 52 windows and the installation of two large roof lights. The “New RA” was opened to the public on 19th May 2018. The £56 million development includes new galleries, a lecture theatre, a public project space for students and a bridge linking the Burlington House and Burlington Gardens sites.
In this project, engineers from PTSG Electrical Services Ltd will install a bespoke lightning protection system which will offer a firm defence against electrical storms for the structure and all users.
In addition to providing new systems, PTSG also delivers testing and inspection and maintenance services for existing lightning and surge protection systems, plus a full range of services for specialist earthing systems.