SEC's racking installation spotted on Antiques Roadshow
A pallet racking installation designed and installed by SEC Storage at Wrest Park in Silsoe was spotted on the latest episode of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.
Wrest Park is an English Heritage site located just north of Luton in Bedfordshire boasting 92 acres of award-winning gardens giving visitors the opportunity to see three centuries of landscape design. Hosting various events throughout the year, Wrest Park has been the location for the BBC's Antiques Roadshow on numerous occasions.
Wrest Park is also home to English Heritage's Archaeological Collections Store which is described as a "treasure trove of unique and special objects spanning 2,000 years of England's history". During the episode aired on Sunday 19th May 2019, host Fiona Bruce took a tour of the Store interviewing curator Dr Charlotte Newman.
In the background was the articulated forklift configured wide aisle pallet racking designed and installed by SEC Storage. The storage system, which includes mesh decking, accommodates varying sizes of artefacts totalling over 153,000 in number. The new store was part of a five-building consolidation project which included the movement of over 80 lorry loads of pallets, crates and boxes. The store now accounts for up to a third of English Heritage's total stored collection.
If you are interested to see the artefacts (and our racking) for yourself, you can join the collections team at Wrest Park for a tour on the first Monday of everything month. More information can be found by clicking here.
You can catch-up on the episode aired on the BBC via the iPlayer, with the Archaeological Collections Store approximately 20 minutes in: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m00059m5/antiques-roadshow-series-41-wrest-park-2