The V&A Museum of Design, Dundee
V&A Dundee is a design museum in Dundee, Scotland, which opened on 15 September 2018. The V&A Dundee is the first design museum in Scotland and the first Victoria and Albert museum outside London.
The V&A Dundee is also the first building in the United Kingdom that has been designed by Kengo Kuma.
Curving concrete walls (there are no straight external walls) hold 2,500 pre-cast rough stone panels, weighing up to 3000 kg each and spanning up to 4m wide, to create the appearance of a Scottish cliff face. There are 21 separate wall sections. V&A Dundee is an impressive 8,000m² building, with 1,650m² of gallery space.
University of Stirling, Sports Redevelopment.
Allied Interiors were delighted to assist in the handover of the new £20 million, University of Stirling, Sports Redevelopment, alongside Morrison Construction. Like many projects, contractors faced an increased degree of difficulty due to the global pandemic, Covid-19, which ground all operations to a hault for a significant period of time. Upon our return to site, we, alongside Morrison Construction had to adapt our methods of working to incorporate the Governments advice on social distancing to ensure all operatives could work safely.
Allied Interiors installed all Suspended Ceilings; Plasterboard, Ceiling Grids, and Suspended Acoustic Solutions. We utilised both Armstrong & Ecophon Ceiling Systems throughout all communal areas, open plan offices, kitchen, toilets and changing facilities. The main atrium ceiling was constructed using a British Gypsum system, incorporating a recessed detail around the atrium to facilitate the installation of feature lighting. In order to control the Acoustic’s within this space, we installed British Gypsum Rigitone Boards, at both the high and low level to create not only an acoustically, but aesthetically attractive solution.
All performance areas within the building, Dance, Spin, and Strength Studios, alongside the flagship Gym Area, feature a variety of highly attractive acoustic solutions in the form of free hanging rafts. The combination of Ecophon’s, Solo Circles & Rectangles, certainly provide the wow factor whilst reducing the reverberation of sound, which was a key focus in what is ultimately a busy environment.
We would like to thank Morrison Construction, for their continued support, and we look forward to working alongside Morrison Construction on future projects.
Easter Bush Campus, Edinburgh University
The University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus in Midlothian is a world-leading research, work and study environment. At the heart of a growing cluster of bioscience organisations, the Campus acts as a hub of activity bringing together partners and other stakeholders within the region and beyond.
The University of Edinburgh’s Easter Bush Campus has approximately 27,000m2 of usable space, with the key facilities of teaching & learning, research, animal facilities and support distributed across Campus.
Cumbernauld Academy, Cumbernauld
The new campus hosts a secondary school with capacity for 1250 secondary pupils and a replacement venue for the current Cumbernauld Theatre, which includes such facilities as a 305-seat main theatre auditorium, an 80-seat digital media cinema, café, studio theatre with 105-seat capacity and a dance studio.
The Design, Build, Finance and Maintain (DBFM) contract for Cumbernauld Academy and Cumbernauld Theatre is the third in a series of large school projects designed and built on behalf of North Lanarkshire Council by hub South West and Morrison Construction .
Menzieshill Community Centre
The new community centre, packed with adaptable, community-friendly features, has been built by Robertson Tayside in front of the existing community facilities. There is a sports area, a youth room, a library and community multi-purpose rooms and areas, complete with a café.
The largest aspect of the campus is the sports area, with two sports halls, both equipped with electronic scoreboards for all sports, and one with electrically operated basketball nets that can drop down at the touch of a button.
Epic Games, Edinburgh
Founded in 1991, Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company and provider of 3D engine technology. Epic operates Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million accounts and 2.5 billion friend connections. Epic also develops Unreal Engine, which powers the world’s leading games and is adopted across industries such as film and television, architecture, automotive, manufacturing, and simulation.
Through Unreal Engine, Epic Games Store, and Epic Online Services, Epic provides an end-to-end digital ecosystem for developers and creators to build, distribute, and operate games and other content. Epic has over 40 offices worldwide with headquarters in Cary, North Carolina.
Forth Valley College
Forth Valley is one of the largest Colleges in Scotland delivering training at all levels from access courses through to degrees and professional qualifications including CMI, CIPD & PDA.
The College serves the needs of several industries including the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical industries. The college has specialised industrial training facilities, including a purpose build industrial training plant, and has an excellent reputation with industry and provide training for over 150 companies in the UK.