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Refurbishment work completes at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms

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September 26 2012

Refurbishment work completes at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms
Refurbishment work at Edinburgh’s Assembly Rooms, one of the capital’s most historic venues, has been completed.

Designed by LDN Architects, with SES acting as building services contractor, the £9.3m project was progressed by Edinburgh City Council to equip the A-listed Georgian building for handling year-round festivals and events.

With some 6,000 books of gold leaf now adorning its period features and half a million newly cleaned crystals in its 25 chandeliers the venue provides an appropriately glittering home for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

SES has recently been appointed to deliver new student accommodation at Edinburgh Napier University.

2 Comments

bILL
#1 Posted by bILL on 26 Sep 2012 at 12:16 PM
Were SES not just a sub contractor to Balfour Beatty on this project .....why not go the whole hog and insinuate that the Toilets manufacturer delivered the project
Egbert
#2 Posted by Egbert on 26 Sep 2012 at 12:32 PM
Is it not worth mentioning that the work included, somewhat controversially, the conversion of two ground floor spaces (and a formerly open pend) into retail units as well as the shoe-horning of a Jamie's Italian restaurant into the back of the complex? While the former have been quite successful in bringing under-used spaces back into use and providing new animation to George Street, the latter really does seem a step too far.

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