BBC awards 10-year commercial storage and archiving contract to Restore Records Management


The BBC has awarded Restore Records Management its commercial storage and archiving services with a remit to manage more than 10 million archive assets.

The contract, with a total value of £22m, is for an initial 10 years and includes 74,000 linear metres of Archive Assets, consisting of audio, moving images, photographic stills, vinyl, and sheet music collected over the last century.

Services provided will include secure storage, environmental controls, retrievals, and audit tracking.

Nigel Dews, Managing Director at Restore Records Management, said: “This is an important and significant client win for Restore, and we are delighted and excited to be working further with the BBC.

“As part of the procurement process, we spent a lot of time getting to know the BBC’s needs to create a solution with sustainability, security, quality control, audit procedures and conservation at the core. It has been a winning formula and we look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

Restore’s solution includes enhancing an existing Restore facility with dedicated temperature-controlled vaults to help maintain strict environmental conditions. 

Working closely with Restore’s relocation arm, Harrow Green, the project also includes a fully integrated package to plan, manage and migrate the Archive Collections from the BBC’s existing facility to their new home.

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