Bruynzeel supplied mobile shelving for BBC Scotland Archive to store its digital tapes of television programmes when the corporation moved its digital broadcasting centre to new premises at Pacific Quay in Glasgow. Designed by David Chipperfield architects, the BBC’s HQ was one of the new buildings around which Glasgow’s ‘Digital Quarter’ has developed, on the banks of the River Clyde.

The BBC’s Information and Archives Vault is situated on the second floor in the heart of the building. Although budget was a consideration the client also wanted a solution that was aesthetically pleasing. The safety of the vault users was also paramount.

The solution
Bruynzeel offered a Compactus® archive storage solution for BBC Scotland. The provision of safety aisle locks and torque limiters (slipping clutch) throughout provides excellent user safety.
For aesthetic purposes the client requested that the system guide rails be installed into the existing computer floor as well as glass end panels from the selection of finishes offered. The complete system provides BBC Scotland Archive with over 8,000 linear metres of storage in eight blocks.