Sector Culture and heritage
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system supply
Year completed 2017
Project location Scotland
Client National Library, Edinburgh
Contractor Stirling Stone
Products used Catcastle Buff
 
 

Challenge

The National Library of Scotland undertook a £10m reclad and redevelopment of its Causewayside Building, which was completed in 2017.

The 19,000sqm building, delivered in two phases in 1989 and 1995, had air and water leakage issues and required a replacement roof, rainscreen cladding, glazing, stonework and water discharge systems.

Solution

Contractor Stirling Stone used Dunhouse Quarry's Catcastle Buff for the reclad. Extracted near Blackburn in Lancashire, this buff gritstone is extensively used on some of the largest buildings in Edinburgh including the Sheriffs Court buildings and the Harvey Nichols store.


Challenge

The National Library of Scotland undertook a £10m reclad and redevelopment of its Causewayside Building, which was completed in 2017.

The 19,000sqm building, delivered in two phases in 1989 and 1995, had air and water leakage issues and required a replacement roof, rainscreen cladding, glazing, stonework and water discharge systems.

Solution

Contractor Stirling Stone used Dunhouse Quarry's Catcastle Buff for the reclad. Extracted near Blackburn in Lancashire, this buff gritstone is extensively used on some of the largest buildings in Edinburgh including the Sheriffs Court buildings and the Harvey Nichols store.


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