IDS protecting West London cultural landmark

Posted On 19 Nov 2018
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In 2015 Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery Trust launched a restoration project to peel back years of modifications to the Grade I listed, Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery. The main aim was to reveal and reinstate some of the original key features, which had been destroyed over the years.

IDS were commissioned to supply, install and commission the CCTV systems for the Manor House, Gallery and Garden Room. They were tasked with securing the perimeter of the buildings, as well as the internal communal and circulation areas. CCTV cameras were deployed throughout alongside internal and guest Wi-Fi infrastructure and data infrastructure points.

Tas Kyriacou, IDS Head of Business Development, says: “We inherited this project from another contractor, who had started to install a few products. These were different from the brands we usually work with, but we found a way to rework their scheme, staying spec compliant, installing the required equipment and integrating some trusted brands alongside the other brands.”

Robert Weston, Senior Project Manager, Working Environments, explains, “Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery was a job I inherited, we picked up part way through and it is never easy picking up work from someone else. Electrically, we were on the back foot in this project due to poor build work and we were constantly playing catch up, so everything had to be turned around very quickly. IDS jumped straight in, identifying what had been installed, rectifying errors- of which there were a few and worked out which direction we had to take next.

“Due to the architectural structure of Pitzhanger Manor, this was not a straightforward security install. The team at IDS had to deliver a scheme which would provide the full coverage needed while being unobtrusive and with minimal structural alterations.”