Case Study: Scottish Parliament

Information
Client Scottish Parliament
Project Maintenance Project
Location Edinburgh
Overview TRAC holds a five year maintenance contract at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh. This iconic series of buildings including the Category A listed Queensberry House is maintained by the specialist on site TRAC team. As an events venue, tourist destination, exhibition space as well as a Parliament; the client required an innovative approach to demonstrate best value for money.
Contact Brian Law
SPCB Facilities Management

RESPONSIBILITIES

TRAC is responsible for all maintenance work above skirting board level; works include painting, specialist cleaning, joinery, pest control and specialist maintenance tasks.
Repairs and cleaning are completed regularly on the iconic roof of the Scottish Parliament building.

Plastering and painting works are completed throughout the building; works in one of the Committee Rooms are shown here. The rooms are televised regularly and so works have to be completed to the highest possible standards.

Large scale recoating works were completed in Category A Listed Queensbury House. In order to ensure the correct coating and finish was achieved TRAC had to work with Historic Scotland. TRAC personnel undertook specialist training courses in Lime Rendering, Lime Pointing and Lime washing to ensure that any finish we got was to the expected high standard.

The image at the left is concerned with the bamboo that contributes to the buildings distinctive look has to be treated and regularly protected against the elements to preserve its effect.

The middle picture refers to the TRAC team that had to remove the large timber louvres from the exterior of the building. Rope Access was used to ensure the most cost effective delivery of the works.

Regarding to the last image which is about Cleaning of the louvre doors that are situated throughout many areas of the Parliament site is shown here.