Following two successful contracts with the University of Dundee’s prestigious School of Medicine, ISG has been awarded a £400K contract by the city’s Abertay University to undertake improvement works at its Old College building.
Work has now commenced on the fast-track project to replace and upgrade the roof on Old College, built in 1910 and one of the most historic properties on the Abertay campus, with the project scheduled for completion ahead of the new academic year.
ISG will carefully strip off slate tiles and copper roofing elements from the building and carry out a detailed inspection of the roof timbers, repairing or replacing any damaged woodwork. The slate tiles will be dressed and the copper replaced as part of the re-roofing work. The scheme also includes improvements to access and safety at roof level, with ISG installing a new fall protection system and replacement bird netting.
Andy Mallice, ISG’s Northern regional managing director, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Abertay University to improve campus facilities and safeguard the future of Old College. Dundee and Fife are key markets for our Scottish business and we are working closely with the local supply chain to develop strong relationships and provide opportunities for high quality construction trade specialists – utilising their skills and expertise to deliver important regional projects."
Founded in 1888 as the Dundee Technical Institute and gaining university title in 1994, Abertay University has become one of Scotland's leading modern universities, highly regarded for its academic performance in areas such as creative digital media, environmental sciences, sports science, computer security and business, among others. Its 5000-strong student community includes people from 64 different countries.