Better Building Services

    Founded in 1582, the University of Edinburgh is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of Scotland's ancient universities.


    Client: Edinburgh University 
    Location: Easter Bush Campus, Edinburgh University 
    Sector: Education
    Main contractor: Ashwood Scotland 
    Project value: £200,000
    Contract period: 8 months


    The project

    Ashwood Scotland engaged us to supply, install and commission domestic heating, cooling, ventilation and controls systems at the Salmon Research Facility, located at the University of Edinburgh.


    Service provision

    • Plumbing
    • Above Ground Drainage
    • Thermal Insulation
    • Chilled Water
    • Industrial Refrigeration
    • Ventilation
    • BMS system 


    Our expertise

    The unique laboratory setting meant the project required bespoke equipment to provide a closely controlled environment for specialist research. As a multi-trade building services contractor, we brought experience in providing mechanical services to critical environments. Our experience working in similar research labs meant we were also able to advise on best practices and operational efficiencies.


    The challenges

    Due to the complex operational requirements, this project had to be carefully managed, with constant communication between all parties leading to a successful delivery.