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The University of Edinburgh Science & Engineering Building Entrance Upgrade, the Insite Way...


Our team at Insite Contracts recently completed a major upgrade to the entrance of the University of Edinburgh's Science & Engineering Building.


The project was led by Guy Melville and Jack Emerson, working with Jason Compton and his Estates team at the University, and involved the demolition of the existing entrance way, concrete steps, and overgrown shrubs and trees.


The team then installed new foundations, a ramp and steps, decorative ashlar stone walling, and new lighting columns.


The new entrance has been well-received by the university community. It is now a more welcoming and accessible space for students, staff, and visitors alike.


Demolition and civils installation


The first stage of the project involved the demolition of the existing entrance way. This was a complex task, as the entrance was part of a listed building. The team worked carefully to remove the existing structure without damaging the surrounding masonry.


Once the existing entrance way had been removed, the team excavated the area to prepare for the installation of new foundations. They also installed new drainage to ensure that the new entrance way would be well-drained.


Stonework and mechanical and electrical works


Once the foundations were in place, the team began work on the new entrance way. They installed a new ramp and steps, and then clad the structure in decorative ashlar stone walling. The team also installed new lighting columns to illuminate the new entrance way at night.


The finished product


The new entrance to the University of Edinburgh's Science & Engineering building is now complete. It is a more welcoming and accessible space for students, staff, and visitors alike. The new ramp and steps make it easier for people with disabilities to access the building, and the new lighting columns make the entrance way safer at night.


The project is a testament to the skills and experience of our Contracts division.


Benefits of the new entrance way


The new entrance to the University of Edinburgh's Science & Engineering building offers a number of benefits, including:


Accessibility: New ramp makes it easier for people with disabilities to access the building.

Safety: The new lighting columns make the entrance way safer at night.

Durability: High-quality materials that are designed to last for many years.


Overall, the new entrance to the University of Edinburgh's Science & Engineering building is a significant improvement over the previous one. It is more accessible, safe, and aesthetically pleasing.


A wonderful project to be involved with and a fantastic upgrade we think you will agree.


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