Black Country Living Museum gets partnership backing from Lord Combustion Services

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Commercial heating and ventilation specialists Lord Combustion Services have signed up to partner with leading open air attraction Black Country Living Museum.

Award-winning Lord Combustion Services have joined the Black Country Living Museum Partnership to support the Dudley-based open air museum which guides visitors through the history of one of the first industrialised landscapes in the UK.

Set across 26 acres, the museum features carefully reconstructed shops, houses and industrial areas that explore the Black Country’s story, encompassing engineering, steam power, human ingenuity and manufacturing. The museum also recreates the lives of the people who lived and worked in the region.

Launched in 1982, the Lord team of nearly 50 staff serve customers across the West Midlands from their HQ in Dudley Road East, Oldbury.

Lord have become supporters of the museum, while growing their networking opportunities and increasing links with the local community.

Managing Director Stuart Smith said: “As a business which is proud to be based in the Black Country we are delighted to support the Black Country Living Museum and its work. We are an engineering business which continues to innovate so we recognise the importance of understanding our industrial history in shaping our region’s future.

Leading attraction

“We will work with the team at Black Country Living Museum to get maximum value from our partnership for both sides to help this leading attraction go from strength to strength.”

The museum’s new attractions include its 1940s-60s high street, which opened on July 8, which will recreate people’s daily lives from the era, as well as wider societal changes, such as the impact of post-war prosperity, migration and “the rise of the teenager”.

Lord’s reputation for innovation has grown with a number of successes including its work on the West Midlands Net Zero Business Pledge, which it took to reduce their environmental impact during a visit by West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to mark their 40th anniversary last year.

Among other recent highlights, the team at Edgbaston cricket stadium in Birmingham turned to Lord when they needed to introduce a new water system for all areas of the £32 million South Stand, from the player changing rooms to the kitchens and corporate hospitality rooms.

The work contributed to Lord winning a sustainability award in 2021.

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