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    SRUC is a higher education institution that combines education, consulting and research in Scotland - focussing on agriculture.


    Client: Scotland’s Rural College
    Location: Moredun Labs, Edinburgh University
    Sector: Education
    Main contractor: Thomas Johnstone
    Project value: £200,000
    Contract period: 6 months


    The project

    PREAH were subcontracted by the principal contractor, Thomas Johnstone, to provide a full mechanical refurbishment of the SRUC Moredun Labs. The Labs belong to Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) within Edinburgh University.


    Service provision

    • Plumbing
    • Heating
    • AC
    • Ventilation
    • Dust extraction system
    • Lab gases
    • BMS controls


    Our expertise

    Our considerable experience working in laboratory environments and meeting the specific challenges of working in the busy Edinburgh University grounds proved invaluable for this project.


    The challenges

    These works were conducted during term time at Edinburgh University, resulting in a busy environment with live services still feeding many other areas of the building. We also had to undertake a specialist mechanical installation in the building due to the necessity for lab gasses.


    Future work

    Thanks to the success of this project, we have since worked with Thomas Johnstone on another project.