EIC wins contract to preserve fragile historic ship

Facilities management company EIC has been awarded a contract to install critical environmental systems for the £35m Mary Rose Museum project at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Working closely with the Mary Rose Trust and alongside main contractor Warings and engineers from Gifford, EIC will be responsible for the precision heating, ventilation, humidity systems and controls that will maintain the correct environmental conditions for the conservation of one of the most famous ships in history, Henry VIII’s flagship, the Mary Rose.

The striking building, designed by Wilkinson Eyre, is being built around the 500-year-old hull which is too delicate to be moved.

For the last three decades, since she was raised from the seabed in 1982, the fragile hull has been housed at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, alongside the renowned flagship of Admiral Lord Nelson, HMS Victory.