SRUC Avian Science Research Centre
We were commissioned by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to lead the professional team and provide multiple services through our Framework agreement for the construction of the Allermuir Avian Innovation and Skills Centre located at SRUC’s existing site at Bush Estate, Edinburgh. The biggest poultry research centre in Europe, and co-funded by Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock, Hardies delivered an outstanding facility despite a number of complex challenges, including planning constraints that resulted in a change of site and a very restricted programme imposed by funding requirements.
The project comprised specialist internal design solutions and fit out elements that enhanced Hardies experience in delivering these type of agricultural / science related projects. There were additional complexities in relation to the site conditions, ecology, specialist equipment, and statutory consents that all threatened to jeopardise the already tight programme. A dynamic team approach was required to overcome the various challenges and Hardies ensured a positive and collaborative team spirit during the design and construction periods.