Winter edition 2008
Welcome to our Winter edition of our Newsletter. Thank you all for signing up to our brand new Company Newsletter. For all those who enjoyed a bottle of Champagne on us, in our “a bottle a day Champagne giveaway” in November, we trust you enjoyed it responsibly!
Scotland, a Changing Nation
The National Museum of Scotland located on Chambers Street, in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town. When the client embarked on “Scotland, A Changing Nation” exhibition, the museum’s aim was to showcase a collection to illustrate the story of Scotland its land, its people and culture. Our 12 week project included the manufacture and installation of interactive displays, which required close collaboration with designers and museum staff at installation stage to ensure all exhibits were transported and arranged systematically on site.
Through successful projects with BAA in the past at both Glasgow and Edinburgh Airports, we were thrilled to get involved in the biggest investment at Glasgow Airport since 1990s. Works included formation of the shell layouts and the internal fit out to deliver a World Class search and retail facility within the Airport. This £2.7m project was handed over in November to a delighted client who was keen for our team to follow on with the third phase. Phase 3 will involve fit out to the ex domestic search area, International Departure Lounge Ramp and existing IDL area, and should be finished in time for your Summer holidays next year.
Hotel du Vin, Edinburgh
This job began at the beginning of the year, and it was an exciting time for us, as it became the location of our very first tower crane. On this site, which was originally a lunatic asylum, the sanity of every member of the team was tested at one point during the 56 weeks project. During the early stages, Hotel du Vin’s Chief Executive had to personally appeal to Edinburgh Council when their application to serve alcohol was blocked. Following this, our Edinburgh Operations Manager, who was managing the project, broke his leg in four places requiring reconstructive surgery on his knee and 6 months recovery in a freak go-karting accident.. The hotel will begin trading in January, and will feature 47 bedrooms and suites, as well as its own bistro and bar.
The Education sector has been working hard this year on renovations and refurbishments, and we are pleased to have been, and continue to be, involved with a number of projects in various campuses across Scotland:
- University of West of Scotland, Barbour and Elles Buildings
- Glasgow College of Commerce, Charles Oakley Building
- James Watt College, Finnart Street Campus
- Glasgow University, Graham Kerr Building
Looking back on 2008
Expansion We introduced our own Decorating Division at the beginning of the year. The guys have been working well by both aligning with our other internal divisions as well as creating relationships with external clients such as Abbey and British Transport Police.
New Appointments Peter Queen was appointed as Sales and Marketing Manager in August, and will be involved heavily in developing the relationships with our clients and pursuing opportunities in the marketplace. Peter has worked in the industry for a number of years, and with his wealth of experience, we are looking forward to the input he will bring.
Development We continue to develop and expand in all areas of the company which amounted to 58 new starts in 2008.
Looking forward to 2009
We have a couple of contracts already lined up for 2009, two of which are.
- Glasgow Airport Skyhub Phase 3
- Quintiles, Alba Campus, Livingston
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Posted on 01/10/2008