10th December 2018

Our work on Grade B Listed Building, Murchison House

Back in June, we posted an update on the progress of our work at the grade B listed building, Murchison House. We are delighted that the work is now complete and the building is now fully re-opened.

Built in 1977, the building lies on the University of Edinburgh’s science campus at the King’s Buildings. Work started on the building in mid-December 2017 with a contract worth £7.7 million led by Keir Construction.

Taylor and Fraser were commissioned to upgrade the mechanical and electrical systems as part of a major refurbishment of this important building. The refurbishment work has helped to transform the previously vacant building into a dynamic multi-functional teaching hub in keeping with University of Edinburgh Department of Science’s global reputation.

Due to the nature of the existing building which had a very limited ceiling void, we had to install M&E services using laser levels to ensure perfect alignment. This meant the pre-planning and co-ordinaton stage was critical – a process we always undertake very thoroughly.

Murchison House was re-opened to students in September offering a host of new facilities and spaces, including three PC labs, two private study areas, nine group study spaces, one accessible study room, two collaborative teaching spaces, ten classrooms, a lecture theatre, a café, as well as rehousing the University’s careers and advice services.

The newly renovated building is now complete and offers valuable space and resources for students, staff and visitors of the University.
Speaking about the Murchison House contract, Taylor and Fraser Managing Director, Lindsay Anderson said, “We are delighted to be involved in such a high profile project. Our experience in the Education sector is proving invaluable in the delivery of state-of-the-art mechanical and electrical systems at Murchison House.”

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