Our role: The restoration of the existing facade on buildings Q11 and Q13 of this prestigious residential development. This included insitu repairs, the cutting out and indenting of window sills, jams and transoms, re-pointing, and their associated temporary works, installation of new stone sills and stone cleaning.
The scheme comprised a mixture of new build apartments, apartments converted from the existing hospital buildings, new build offices, affordable housing, retail and leisure use.
The project involved the redevelopment of the 19 acre former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site, where following completion it now contains more than 900 apartments and approximately 40,000m² of office, retail and leisure space. Phases Q11 and Q13 were converted into various new apartments.
From contract award to completion the project took nine months, with Vetter UK having an average of 20 operatives working on site at any time. The works included all stone repairs, the cutting out and indenting of window sills, jams and transoms, re-pointing, temporary works, installation of new stone sills and stone cleaning.
Vetter UK were awarded the project by main contractor Laing O’Rourke Scotland with whom they worked closely to ensure that they had the best solution to meet the client’s aspirations.
Whilst on site, Vetter UK also priced and won other stonework packages across the project to other main contractors.
The whole development was scheduled to take seven years to complete.