Tate Britain is one of the UK’s most popular art galleries, attracting around 1.5m visitors per year. The Tate Britain ‘Millbank Project’ is part of a multi-phase refurbishment program that will continue over the next 20 years. Phase One involves refurbishment of the southern quadrants of the building including the Millbank entrance, rotunda and galleries in the south east quadrant.
In total, the works includes gallery refurbishment at principal level; an upgraded schools reception, shop café and kitchen servery at lower level; an expanded members area at the upper level and the restoration of the River Room at the front of the building. Underfloor heating was the chosen form of heating within this refurbishment due to it being unobtrusive, does not take up valuable wall space and also provides a very passive form of heating. WMS were commissioned to undertake this work due to their experience and expertise in handling bespoke projects that require exceptional levels of attention to detail.
Due to the historical status of this culturally important building and in line with the key objectives of the project to improve the quality of the galleries, WMS engineers designed and installed an ‘AmbiClip’ underfloor system with 17mm multi-layered UFH pipe to the gallery areas.
The system emits a radiant heat with no air movements resulting in fewer drafts and less dust. This enhances the experience for the visitor and improves the environment for the works of art on display.
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