BHC was involved in the construction of Heriot Watt’s new £19 million GRID (Global, Research, Innovation and Discovery) development.
The 5,200m2 teaching and learning facility has been designed to include flexible working spaces, exhibition areas, a theatre, laboratories, social spaces, an atrium and café. The GRID building has been designed to benefit from its green, parkland setting next to the loch at the centre of the campus.
Appointed by main contractor Bowmer & Kirkland, BHC was responsible for the supply, fabrication and erection of over 500 tonnes of hot-rolled steelwork to form the three-storey building. In addition, to the steelwork, BHC supplied and installed almost 4,000m2 of metal decking, edge protection to all areas where metal decking was installed and the supply and installation of precast concrete stairs.
BHC carried out surface treatments to the steelwork including galvanising to BS EN ISO 1461 and the application of primer, varying between 75 microns to 200 microns.
All labour on site was employed directly by BHC allowing maximum efficiency and management of the project.