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Quartermile 4 is a joint venture development of Grade-A office space in the heart of Edinburgh. It offers modern, bright and spacious, office accommodation with break-out roof terrace areas affording stunning panoramic views over the city. This urban regeneration development has become one of the city’s most prestigious addresses and is already populated with a diverse range of global companies.

The 6th floor of Edinburgh Quartermile 4 is now home to one such company, the Bank of Montreal (BMO), following Arthur McKay’s installation of all the M&E building services.  Having already worked on other floors of the same building, Arthur McKay’s mechanical and electrical engineers were familiar with the structural layout, helping us to expedite the works programme and handover to the client ready for occupancy on specification, on time and on budget.

 

 

KEY CHALLENGES

This office fit-out on level six required careful planning and control measures, given that the lower floors of the building were already occupied. Naturally, this meant that the Arthur McKay team had to plan the works programme with careful attention to detail to ensure that there would be no disruption to services on the lower floors.  Installing services to the 6th floor could have presented real health and safety challenges, from the point of view of arranging city centre crane lifts to deliver plant and equipment to site. However, given the traffic and pedestrian footfall within Quartermile 4’s commercial and residential development, Arthur McKay’s experienced team felt that if a crane lift could be avoided, that would be a safer, less costly option.

 

OUR SOLUTION

The full M&E installation was carried out successfully. The team operated, from start to finish, with the due diligence you would expect from, Arthur McKay, ensuring that the project was successfully delivered on time and on budget. Arthur McKay’s project management experience, robust methodology and safety first principles, ensured that the entire works package was delivered with absolutely no disruption whatsoever to the other building occupants.  To overcome the potential access issues presented by the height of this 6th floor fit-out, Arthur McKay procured larger specialist plant items, which were prefabricated, delivered as flat-pack equipment and then erected in situ.

 

“It was a pleasure working with the team from Arthur McKay. They were knowledgeable, hard-working and reliable, ensuring we took occupancy on time and have been responsive and supportive to our needs ever since.”

Ross McLean, Facilities Manager, Bank of Montreal

 

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