A Precious books and manuscripts dating back nearly 1,000 years will be protected in con-trolled environmental conditions courtesy of high efficiency Carrier AquaSnap® chillers and heat pumps in a new world-class library at Lambeth Palace, home of the Archbishop of Canterbury. Carrier, a world leader in high-technology heating, airconditioning and refrigeration solutions, is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC), refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies.
The new building, currently under construction within the grounds of Lambeth Palace on the South Bank of the River Thames, will house the priceless collection comprising over 4,600 manuscripts and 200,000 printed books stretching back to the 9th Century. They document over 1,000 years of ecclesiastical and cultural life of the Church of England and Great Britain, including the Gutenberg Bible with English illumination, which is believed to be the first printed book to arrive to England, as well as Elizabeth I’s own prayer book.
The current storage conditions for the archive are less than ideal, and the new purpose-built library has been designed to the highest architectural and environmental standards to ensure the fragile collection is conserved for future generations.
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