Royal College of Nursing, Edinburgh

Re-roofing, masonry, repointing, leadwork.



Situated in expansive private grounds in the Grange area of Edinburgh, the Scottish Headquarters of the Royal College of Nursing was in need of a comprehensive repair following many years of ad-hoc unplanned maintenance.

The building enjoyed a full strip and reslate using a combination of both the original slate and new Cupa Heavy H3 slates (favoured by architects to be a good substitute for the now very rare traditional Scotch slate).

Bespoke lead work to the verges, valleys, gutters, and platform roofs replaced those elements of the building that had aged beyond repair.

Masonry repairs and sympathetic lime mortar repointing was carried out on the main building and also the boundary walls.

The projecting eaves timbers were repaired and repainted as part of the project and a large raised seating area was refurbished and given a fresh lease of life following installation of new high quality paving slabs.