The walls go up

Building works

Despite the inclement weather at the start of the month nothing stops the build from continuing apace. With the street level flooring for the hall and service areas complete, the external and internal ground floor partition walls have gone up. Work on the flooring for the first floor around the double-height hall was completed early … Read more

Wet wet wet

It’s been a very wet month but work still goes on between downpours and the builders have attached the sill plates to cap the foundation walls, erected the frame for the frontage and started work on the walling to the back car park at Warden’s Close which will feature the service entrance and fire escape … Read more

The site starts to take shape

Kirk House floorplan

The foundations for the building are taking shape and the supports for the kitchen area have been erected. You can now start to see the plan of the building rising out of the ground. You can see from the drawing above that the front of the building will be the double-height Hub which will access … Read more

Greyfriars Kirkhouse Extension

On the 27th February work started on the £1.4m extension to the Greyfriars Kirkhouse. The new building has been designed by the award-winning Gareth Hoskins Architects, whose work also includes the £47.4m renovation of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street. The extension will provide extra classroom space for the work of the Grassmarket … Read more