Hi-tech experts at a Peterborough company have begun a prestigious project to bring the historic Burghley House into the 21st century.
Staff at the stately home in Stamford have suffered from slow broadband speeds, poor Wifi and slow transactions that have left them and customers frustrated.
Now Microbyte Solutions, of Commerce Road, Lynchwood, has been selected to modernise Burghley’s telecommunications and IT infrastructure.
Yusuf Yeganeh, managing director of Microbyte, said: “We have begun the long journey to bring the 16th century country house into the 21st century.
“The existing system was disjointed.
“The new digital network will allow Burghley House to provide an increased level of customer service, vastly improved broadband facilities across the site and a much better technology provision for the prestigious events such as the Burghley Horse Trials.
We were kept on our toes with a variety of risk assessments, method statements and health and safety policies.Yusuf Yeganeh, managing director
“We were kept on our toes with a variety of risk assessments, method statements and health and safety policies before being given the greenlight.
“The work will be carried out over the coming months with other IT projects being evaluated in the very near future. The intended investment in IT and the overall network infrastructure is significant.”
Jo Tinker, marketing manager at Burghley House, said: “Burghley is pleased to be working with Microbyte to enhance and modernise our network bringing 21st century connectivity to a grade one star listed building and visitor attraction with all the complexities that involves.”
“The support and expertise of the engineers and project managers has been second to none and we look forward to continuing to work with them for the foreseeable future.”