Packing, shipping and exporting to the Antarctica -Halley VI research centre.
Shipping and exporting to the Antarctica has become one of our most favorite jobs. Halley VI Research Station is the first fully relocatable research station in the world. Galliford Try used our expert services for packing, shipping and exporting equipment to Antarctica to be used by the British Antarctic Survey, this included the “pods” to be used as living quarters for researchers and staff that could raise and lower depending on snow level . It was commissioned in 2006 and its unique and innovative structure was the result of an international design competition in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The state-of-the-art research facility is segmented into eight modules, each sitting atop ski-fitted, hydraulic legs. These can be individually raised to overcome snow accumulation and each module towed independently to a new location.
The station took four years to build and delivered its first scientific data in 2012. Its iconic design houses a cutting-edge science platform and modern, comfortable accommodation. The research centre has been fully functional since it opened in February 2013.
Halley VI Research centre,Antarctic. Pods designed for living and working.