Little France / Queen’s Medical Research Institute building
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Little France / Queen’s Medical Research Institute building

  • Client / Edinburgh Royal Joint Venture
  • Sector / Health
  • Architect / Boswell Mitchell & Johnson
  • Main Contractor / Balfour Beatty
  • Location / Edinburgh
  • Products / Cladding, Roofing
  • Value / £1.5m
  • Completed / -

Lakesmere was contracted by clients Balfour Beatty to design and install the roof and wall elements of the building envelope for both the main hospital and the MRI scanner unit at the University of Edinburgh’s state of the art Queen’s Medical Research Institute building, located on the site of the new Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in Little France.

The building, designed by architects Boswell Mitchell & Johnson, features Sotech Optima rainscreen panels that ‘wrap’ into the window recesses, whilst the flue stacks have been attractively clad using hook-pin curved column panels. Lakesmere also installed the fabricated curved fascias and bespoke bullnoses with interlocking soffit cassettes. Owing to the nature of the facility, the wall cladding was required to meet the requirements of Document J of the Building Regulations and Sotech worked closely with installers Lakesmere to ensure that the panels successfully provided a U value of just 0.30Wm²k.

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