Green Howards

Green Howards

Project Summary


Electrical and Mechanical Installation


8 Months

Contract Value:



Located in the old Trinity Church in the Market place of Richmond, The Green Howards Regimental Museum is the collection of the Green Howards infantry regiment of the British Army.

In 2013 The Green Howards Museum was granted funding for a full redevelopment curtesy of Heritage Lottery Funding.

The Project

Working in partnership with York based William Anelay Limited, one of the UK's longest established construction companies that specialises in the conservation and restoration of listed and historic buildings, Quartzelec developed and delivered the M&E element of the contract, valued at £700k.

Spread over three floors, the project included the complete reconfiguration of the building with a new lift, toilets, flexible display spaces and archive stores being added. The most significant changes were to the exhibition galleries, configuring them into flexible areas in which to chronicle the history of the regiment from 1688 through to the present day, as well as meet ever changing corporate needs for the space.  The work began on-site in December 2013, and the museum re-opened almost a year later, now attracting an ever growing number of visitors.

In addition to undertaking the detailed initial design that had to take into account the conservation requirements of the building, Quartzelec was responsible for the complete electrical refit which included general power, a new fire and intruder alarm system plus a state-of-the art CCTV solution. Highly flexible lighting and building management systems were also installed to ensure that all the exhibits and future additions would be appropriately lit via discreet low-voltage track lighting solutions. These feature plug in and moveable LED units to ensure the perfect ambient lighting effects can be achieved for each of the rooms and displays. On the mechanical side, Quartzelec was also responsible for developing and implementing the plumbing and heating along with the humidity control solution required to protect the exhibits for future generations to enjoy. 


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