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National Library of Scotland invites tenders for £10m re-clad

July 31 2013

National Library of Scotland invites tenders for £10m re-clad
The National Library of Scotland is inviting tenders from contractors for a £10m contract to replace the external envelope of its Causewayside Building, Edinburgh, in order to stem a number of damaging leaks.

Built in two phases between 1989 and 1995 the landmark Edinburgh institution has in recent years had to contend with ‘widespread’ air and water ingress.

This has necessitated the phased replacement of its roof, rain screen cladding, glazing, stonework and water discharge systems subject to future Scottish Government grant funding.

In a statement the Library said: “All of the major elements of the external envelope are exhibiting significant defects, due to the compound effect of deteriorating materials, poor workmanship and complexity of design.

“These failures have led to widespread air and water leakage.”

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