Client: Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Designer: Edward Cullinan Architects
Bespoke joinery: Elmwood
When Elmwood was appointed to manufacture and fit out key elements of the new John Hope Gateway Building at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, our 4-axis CNC router faced its toughest challenge to date – an intricate sequence of acoustic ceiling panels.
The CNC router coped ably, determining the correct size and position of hundreds of irregular-shaped holes with perfect precision, enabling the acoustic panels with integrated lighting to be suspended from stainless steel wires.
Also included in the brief was the manufacture and installation of a bespoke reception desk made from solid veneer lumber imported from America through Germany, along with a bar area with the bar tops constructed from solid fumed oak sourced from Germany.
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“As a main contractor, Elmwood successfully managed all sub contractors and ensured a high standard of workmanship. Very quickly we formed good relations with the Elmwood site staff, from contracts management to the men on the ground, joiners, brickies, labourers all of whom became part of the family.”
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