This £6m Project is Transforming The Former North British Rubber Company HQ in Edinburgh to Provide a Vibrant New International Centre for Printmaking and Creative Industries.

During World War 1, over one million pairs of trench boots were manufactured at the North British Rubber Company building. The building is now going through a raft of changes in a £6M development project to provide a vibrant new international centre for printmaking and creative industries. Opening to the public in 2019, visitors will enjoy a world-class cultural facility housing galleries, learning spaces, a printmaking workshop, creative studios, shop and café.

Edwards were contracted for the project to fabricate and install the structural steelwork required to transform the main building and add the café extension in the courtyard, which are now complete. Working with old buildings in the city often means that tasks are challenging due to tight space constraints, and the new Edinburgh Printmakers building was no different.

The team, led by Project Manager Timo Henkel, used all of their skills and experience to manufacture, transport and install the steel structure. The project was successfully completed ensuring other contractors could carry on with their work on schedule, ready for the opening in 2019. We look forward to visiting the capital’s new international centre for printmaking and creative industries when it opens next year.

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