When the West Yorkshire History Centre moved into its purpose built facility in Wakefield, the challenge was on to set up all the labs, archives and public spaces so they could showcase their operation like never before. They were looking for a practical illuminated glass wall which would allow them to restore large documents, maps and posters in full view of the public.
Their main purpose is to catalogue, restore and preserve articles of historic relevance to the West Yorkshire area. They are open to the public and their new facility has a large public space which runs right through the heart of the building. This allows the anyone to see ongoing work happening behind large glass windows.
One of the most interesting spaces is their restoration lab where they painstakingly restore posters, maps and other large documents. They came to us to produce a wall mounted light box to aid them in this process.
They wanted a large illuminated light box with a durable vertical surface to fix documents with a mounting adhesive. They wanted to be able to wash the surface with water to clean any adhesive residue after the document had been removed. To prevent making a watery mess, an integrated gutter would be required to channel water down a drain. The light box needed to be 2m x 3m in size producing daylight white light with full brightness control.
Due to the size and nature of the product, we opted to deliver and install the light wall ourselves. The proximity of the WYHC from our factory also made this viable as it is only a three minute walk away!