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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“Elmwood are always helpful – nothing is too much trouble and they often go out their way to help us realise some of our more adventurous ideas. Their work is always of a very high standard and we have recommended them to a number of our clients who have also been really happy with their work and enjoyed working with them, as have we.”
Nomad, Bristol & Middlesex Universities