Preservation work underway at former Boroughmuir High School
October 31 2019
CALA Homes are progressing the transformation of the former Boroughmuir High School to apartments with the award of a £900k preservation contract to refurbish all 430 windows.
Richardson & Starling will strip each sash and case window to repair rotted and damaged timbers, fit draught-proofing and install new double-glazed units before fitting the reconditioned windows with new weights and ironmongery.
This will be carried out in addition to preservation repairs to roofing timbers to facilitate the B-listed school’s conversion and extension to form 104 apartments.
Philip Hogg, sales and marketing director at Cala Homes (East), commented: “Given the sensitive nature of this refurbishment project, we have carefully selected specialist subcontractors, some of which are local, who bring extensive experience and expertise to this development.”
The £20.4m project is being overseen by Michael Laird Architects and follows the school’s relocation to a new build facility nearby.
Built between 1911 and 1914 Boroughmuir employs an innovative steel frame construction overseen by architect John Alexander Carfrae.
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