Dalmeny House, Fettes College, Edinburgh

A multifaceted project to construct a new part two/three storey boarding house comprising bedrooms, toilets and ancillary accommodation with associated external works and landscaping.

Another successful hand over to Fettes College on a multifaceted project to construct a new part two/three storey boarding house comprising bedrooms, toilets and ancillary accommodation with associated external works and landscaping.

This £3.3m new build project began with a complex substructure phase including an initial period of vibro compaction and waterproofing, and involving the construction of new strip foundations, insitu concrete floors and blockwork retaining walls.

The superstructure works included the construction of a new steel frame and installation of pre cast suspended concrete slabs, timber cassette wall panels with sheep’s wool insulation, kingspan roof sheets cladded in VM Zinc, larch timber panels with a white stain finish and Nordan windows.

The final stage of the project comprised the internal fit-out, consisting of plasterboard walls and ceilings, four internal staircases with precast treads and landings and mild steel handrails. TJL completed a full Mechanical and Electrical installation including a ground source heat pump system and under floor heating throughout. The project was concluded with a complete finishing’s package which included all doors, ironmongery, toilet IPS, cubicles, kitchens, etc and with high quality decoration works throughout.

The project was successfully completed on time and the building is now fully occupied by 60 girl boarders and three full-time occupants: a House Mistress, Tutor and Matron.

Client: Fettes College
Architect: Page/Park Architects
Value: £3.3m