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LAIDLAW SOLUTIONS - Orbis Commercial Ironmongery Used In Iconic Arup Building

Laidlaw Solutions ironmongery from the Orbis Commercial range has been used in the refurbishment and extension of Scotstoun House, home of Arup Scotland in South Queensferry since it was built in 1962. Working with Historic Scotland, the fabric of the structure has been extensively remodeled by haa design with the new extension having attained a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating.

Orbis Commercial products were used to update the modernist workplace using a combination of 'Round Bar' and 'Entrance Pull' handles in Satin Stainless Steel. Glass and glazed timber doors featured back-to-back and bolt through fixings using 32mm diameter handles up to 1800mm long. 'Return to Door' levers with Thumbturn Escutcheons were also used on standard timber doors.

The B-listed building offered insufficient flexibility for a growing workforce and changing work practices and was thermally inefficient. The building’s listed status precipitated a series of discussions with Historic Scotland and planners to enable the creation of a sustainable refurbishment and extension. The new extension is very understated to retain a style which is in harmony with the 60’s.

Arup Project Director Douglas Wylie commented “The ironmongery was specified to complement the high quality finishes within the building. Arup are delighted with the functionality and appearance of the door handles and associated components. Both product and after service to our Scotstoun House Office have been very satisfactory”.

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