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.