'New Store for Ely Cathedrals Stained Glass Museum'
|Ely Cathedral||"Store full length
Stained Glass Panels on a flat translucent drawer bed, elevate, tilt and
illuminate them, oh and can you include a mezzanine floor?"
That was the brief from the Architects, working on the first phase of the redevelopment of the Stained Glass Museum housed in Ely Catherdral.
Completed on time just before the Christmas celebrations, the brief was met in full by Ocean Design and Management Ltd.
|135 levels of flat storage were
supplied using 5mm Polycarbonate. Each storage level was mounted on a four lane
roller bed and a mezzanine floor structure was incorporated into the
The elevation tilting and illumination was provided by specially designed and built light box 2100mm x 1200mm capable of tilting to 85 degrees, the whole device being mounted on a pedestrian fork truck.
The bit we forgot to mention was that the whole instalation was 8.5 metres above the main nave of Ely Catherdral!
The museum staff are very pleased with the result and are now able to view the brilliance of the Stained Glass.
|'New for the Royal Opera House'|
|The Royal Opera House|| As a part of the
multi-million pound restoration of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Ocean
Design have been involved designing and supplying three different mobile
The Music Library presented an interesting problem in that the track system had to span the expansion joints between the old and new buildings, overcome by using a surface mounted system with its own integral floor.
The Archives and Production Wardrobe each used flush tracks set into the suspended floors.
Double skin Library shelving was used in each system, to provide smooth, easily adjustable storage.
Working with a multitude of other subcontractors, with many different languges, a hectic schedule was met in time for the First Performance. One of the systems was even featured on the BBC for about two seconds!
'Greenwich National Maritime Museum'
Ocean Design and Management Limited, working for The National Maritime Museum, recently completed a large Picture Racking Project in Greenwich, Ocean Design surveyed, engineered, manufactured and installed a 'unique' Picture Racking System, which was specially designed to hang via an adjustable clamping system from the underside of a previously installed Mezzanine floor. Technical considerations included large frames 2700mm high x 4800mm deep with 5mm mesh to handle the heavy glazed paintings. On completion of the project the Museum were delighted with the standard of workmanship and final result. Having met the stringent programme of works and delivery period, issued by the Museum, the staff were pleased to confirm that the increased storage capacity given by the new Picture Racking System, will not only house their current Art collection but also allows full length portraits to be stored vertically for the first time. Ocean Design and Management Limited have recently completed other Picture Racking Projects such as the Littlehampton Museum and The University of Liverpool. Ocean Design and Management Ltd 'Providing unique storage solutions'.