The registered charity Historic England cares for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites across the country. There are 270 employees based at its London headquarters in a building designed by Alfred Waterhouse who was also responsible for the design of the Natural History Museum. A further 500 employees are based at a secondary office and storage facility in Swindon.
The Swindon facility is housed in a Grade Two listed building, previously the drawing offices of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. It is home to a unique archive building attached to the main office, housing 12 million historical objects. The store rooms inside are tightly temperature-controlled and accessed via an airlock. If the air conditioning in the archive breaks down, there is the risk of losing a huge collection of objects and artefacts. CAFM Explorer helps ensure that the refrigerated storage is consistently and closely monitored.
'The wider organisation is my client, and I've got to make sure that everyone's experience when they come into this building is a good one - that they've got the right facilities, that they've got the right services. CAFM Explorer has given me the visibility and management control I need to deliver this.'
Full case study: Historic England