Today, the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has revealed its vision for Edinburgh Biomes, an ambitious new project to protect its unique and globally important plant collection.   Once completed Edinburgh Biomes will secure the Garden’s work for future generations and provide a spectacular new visitor experience for the public. Under draft proposals, Edinburgh Biomes

Posted 2nd Nov 2018

Our Mechanical & Electrical Director Mark Napier was delighted to be invited by National Galleries of Scotland and ICON to speak at the Passive Aggressive conference on Thursday 20th September, alongside RIAS & St Gerbain Emerging Architect of the Year Eilidh Henderson of Page\Park Architects. The topic was Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall, St Cecilia’s Hall

Posted 21st Sep 2018

Have you booked your seat for the National Conservation Service conference ‘Passive Aggressive’? Changing the Climate in Archive & Museum Storage in association with National Galleries Scotland? The third of four conferences across the UK and Ireland takes place at The National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh on 20th September 2018.   For a full programme

Posted 29th Aug 2018

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) were introduced by the government in April 2018, with an aim to combat fuel poverty and reducing CO2 emissions. The guidelines state that domestic and commercial properties in England and Wales must achieve an EPC rating of at least an ‘E‘ before the granting of a new lease or when a

Posted 3rd Jul 2018

We are providing M&E services to Sheerness Dockyard Preservation Trust to rescue and breathe new life into the Dockyard Church. This is with the help of a Heritage Lottery Fund Heritage Enterprise grant. The Trust have made a video to talk a little about the history and future of the 1828 naval church within the

Posted 11th May 2018

We’re delighted to announce that our £35m refurbishment project Kelvin Hall has been selected for a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme. For over 20 years, the Scheme has been encouraging businesses to make sustainable choices to reduce environmental impact. Kelvin Hall only joined the Green Tourism Business Scheme last year and has

Posted 23rd Apr 2018

We’re delighted that our University of Edinburgh project with architects Page\Park has won the 2018 RICS Award for Building Conservation. St Cecilia’s is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall, built in 1762 in Cowgate. It’s recent £6.5m renovation makes it the University of Edinburgh’s first tourist attraction and comprises  a Concert Room that hosts a range of

Posted 20th Apr 2018

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) will come into force in April 2018 in England which requires minimum EPC ratings to be achieved for all rented property. However, the position in Scotland differs with the results on a consultation assessing how Scotland will comply with the standards currently being reviewed.  The Scottish Government will confirm the

Posted 8th Mar 2018

The Scottish Government has launched an interest free unsecured loan for eligible small businesses for a limited period.   The Scottish Government SME Loan can receive 30% cashback up to £10,000 of completion of energy efficiency improvements, these include but are not limited to: Investing in LED Lighting Installing more efficient heating systems Improving the

Posted 1st Mar 2018
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