The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation (ECCI) is a new centre for world leading research on carbon innovation. Part of Edinburgh University’s estate, the ECCI acts as a social hub offering teaching, support and information on climate related challenges facing society. The ECCI also doubles up as a green business venue for events and conferences in the heart of the city centre.
Originally built in 1777 by Alexander Laing, the refurbishment of the Neo Classical Royal High School was the first refurbished building in the UK to achieve the BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ award. Refurbished by Malcolm Fraser Architects, part of the Centre’s unique design includes careful consideration of the building’s fabric, prioritising sustainable and recycled materials. A facet of the building’s refurbishment was to improve its environmental aspects such as waste, pollution, land use, ecology, materials, management and energy.
Reaching this iconic benchmark involved sourcing materials from a sustainable background. When Malcolm Fraser Architects detailed the building’s ethos and aim to achieve a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ award. Allgood proposed a FSB ironmongery solution that recycles 100% of the water used in the manufacturing process and 90% of all FSB products can be recyled at life end. Once presented with our FSB range and environmental manufacturing credentials, Edinburgh University were happy to use Allgood’s ironmongery solution.
Overall, Allgood supplied a combined ironmongery, sanitary and access control package that included: hinges, door closers, locks, kick plates, signage, grab rails, soap dispensers, paper towel dispenser and concealed electromagnetic locks.
Having successfully supplied to other Edinburgh University projects before, Allgood knew how to approach the project, allowing all items to be delivered on time and within the clients budget.