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.