BECK has successfully completed the handover of base build and fit-out works for ‘Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery’.  A free, landmark gallery at the Science Museum in Kensington, London.  The new gallery is situated on Level 2 of the West Hall and replaces the Atmosphere gallery, which opened over a decade ago.

‘Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Gallery’ builds on the Science Museum Group’s existing public programme regarding climate change and sustainability.  The new gallery explores how the world can generate and use energy more sustainably to urgently decarbonise global energy systems and limit dangerous climate change.

The free gallery examines this century’s defining challenge through the lens of imagination across three sections. In Future Planet, visitors can examine how climate scientists use mathematics and complex computer-based models to understand our planet, and what these tell us about the range of climate futures that might lie ahead. In Future Energy, technologies – and the people behind them – that are reimagining how energy is supplied and used today are highlighted alongside historic artefacts which provide a longer view of the energy transition away from fossil fuels. Our Future looks forward to a new world that is being dreamt up, with children’s creative ideas of how the world will meet its future energy needs displayed with expert responses to them.

In our capacity as principal contractor, we were entrusted by the Science Museum to execute our first Whole Life Carbon Assessment (WLCA) for a museum project.  A comprehensive evaluation and thorough data collection included the design, fabrication, delivery, and installation phases of the project.

To facilitate the process, we sought support and guidance from Tunley Environmental who collaborated with the team to devise a robust, tailored carbon management program.  This program oversaw data collation within BECK, our suppliers and subcontractors involved in the project.

“We are proud of BECK’s long-standing history with the Science Museum Group, and it was a honour to be part of the team crafting the brand new Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery. “

Chris Lawrenson, Board Director

We endeavoured to source construction materials locally where possible and engaged key suppliers and subcontractors in the London vicinity, to reduce the emissions associated with transportation.  Data on electricity usage, number of employees on site (to accurately estimate water usage), transportation activities and waste disposal/recycling were also collected on a regular basis.

Paul Gilling, Senior Project Manager says: “Ten years ago BECK created the Information Age gallery at the Science Museum, and it was a great to return and work with the museum team once again.  This project bought its own set of unique challenges, such as, lifting a 6.5-ton tidal blade via the ground floor up onto level 2.  And the installation of a 2.5-ton section of the Zero Energy Thermonuclear Assembly (ZETA).   All the teams working on this project understood the common goal; to produce an eye catching and informative gallery space for the public to enjoy which I am delighted we have achieved.”

Chris Lawrenson, Board Director at BECK says: “We are proud of BECK’s long-standing history with the Science Museum Group, and it was a honour to be part of the team crafting the brand new Energy Revolution: The Adani Green Energy Gallery.  We recognise the importance of Sustainability and Carbon Neutrality on a global scale and are proud to have played our part in monitoring and mitigating our carbon impact during the life cycle of the project. Energy Revolution epitomises what can be achieved with a defined goal, clever design and a team that pulls in the same direction.  Special thanks to the Science Museum for entrusting us to deliver such an important scheme.”

Oliver Carpenter, Lead Curator of Energy Revolution: “The Adani Green Energy Gallery at the Science Museum, said: ‘This gallery shares contemporary stories of individuals, organisations and communities all imagining the future of low carbon energy, but it also spotlights some of the earliest ideas and technologies created by the imaginations of previous generations. By taking a long view of the energy revolution and showcasing impressive technologies of the past, alongside today’s low carbon options, we hope to inspire visitors to imagine a low carbon energy future.”