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Chubb puts new security in the frame at Abbot Hall​

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Chubb has delivered a new monitored security solution to the gallery at Abbot Hall, protecting valuable artwork on permanent display as well as visiting exhibitions.

Abbot Hall is a Georgian mansion in Kendal, the Lake District.

The gallery at Abbot Hall is a prominent Grade I Listed building in the Lake District that was originally built in 1759 and opened as an art gallery in 1962 to celebrate a host of local and international artists. Nick Rogers, curator for Lakeland Arts, the organisation that manages Abbot Hall, said, "Chubb has proven very helpful and sensitive to the environment, particularly given the difficulties of working within a listed building. Much of the installation work was conducted out of hours causing minimum disruption to visitors and staff."

As a Grade I listed building, defined as a building of exceptional historic interest by Historic England, Chubb had to ensure that any work undertaken was in keeping with the fabric of the building. As such, several precautionary measures were undertaken to prevent any damage to the premises.

"The new installation builds upon an already extensive relationship we have with Chubb, which has proven to be a successful security contractor," Rogers continued. "We can be a demanding client, but Chubb manages this well and works around us, rather than us working around them."

Abbot Hall is a Georgian mansion in Kendal, the Lake District. It houses works dating back to the 17th Century including major works by John Ruskin, George Romney, JMW Turner, Barbara Hepworth, David Hockney and Paula Rego. The gallery also plays host to an ambitious exhibition programme.