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Duncan Place Resource Centre

Location: Edinburgh

Summary: External and internal refurbishment works to a 3-storey Grade B listed building.

Description of Works:

External and internal refurbishment works to a 3-storey Grade B listed building to provide community space, office accommodation and artists’ studios.

Works included:

  • Internal strip-out works
  • Structural works including the formation of openings in existing load bearing partition walls and installation of a mezzanine floor
  • Strapping, insulating and lining external walls and roof
  • Roofing works including lifting of historic roof coverings and repairing existing substrate, slate and lead repairs, formation of new roof light openings, new roof covering, rooflights and access hatch, new mechanical plant and roof edge protection
  • Timber window repairs and window replacement works including design responsibility for new windows
  • Masonry conservation works including render replacement and repair works to brick cills
  • Works to existing rainwater goods and drainage including repair where required and painterwork
  • New metal stud partition walls
  • Mechanical and electrical services installation including power, lighting, comms, alarm systems, passenger lift, air source heat pumps, ventilation, VRF system and Building Management System.
  • Fit-out works including suspended ceilings, floor finishes including vinyl and carpet tiles, decoration, kitchen and toilet facilities
  • External works including new entrance ramp, stair and platform, perimeter fence and bicycle stands

Community Benefits:

  • DYW Teacher Work Experience Placement
  • Training for supply chain members
  • Upskilled existing workforce
  • Monetary donation to Duncan Place Organisation
  • Donation of building materials to local school

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John C Aitchison
Managing Director
E: johnaitchison@maxiconstruction.co.uk


Barry Simpson
Construction Director
E: barrysimpson@maxiconstruction.co.uk


Claire MacKenzie
Marketing Manager
E: clairemackenzie@maxiconstruction.co.uk

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This important and challenging project

“This important and challenging project has been completed quietly, efficiently and professionally without any fuss."

Well done

“Well done in completing the first phase of the works, on programme and with zero snagging. The client is delighted with the end product which has exceeded their expectations.”

The building is impressive

"I would like to pass on the thanks of the whole school to everyone involved in what was a well-managed, well communicated and safely delivered project.”

The handover of Phase 2

“The handover of Phase 2 a day early has assisted the client to better manage their move management on two projects which occur over the same weekend, an effort which is greatly appreciated.”