The 1904 Charles Rennie Mackintosh Hill House is a famous creation of its even more famous namesake designer and architect.
Located in Helensburgh and managed by the National Trust for Scotland, the popular tourist attraction has, over time, fallen into disrepair with acute weathering and damp setting in thanks to the harshness of Scotland’s climate. In order to preserve the building, Robertson Construction was appointed to lead the delivery of an innovative ‘Box’ structure in order to protect the building from weathering and moisture build-up so that essential repairs can be carried out.
Works also included the new build construction of a two-storey visitor centre.
Assisting with both arms of the project, Arc-Tech were employed to deliver a range of Mechanical and Electrical Services including feature lighting, fire systems, data and communications, ventilation and water services.
In support of the contract, two Arc-Tech apprentices were based on-site for the duration of the Services programme. David Stewart and Stephen Shaw were working on their respective 1st year and 2nd-year electrical apprenticeship programmes with both now being based on new projects.
Arc-Tech successfully completed the contract within a 21-week duration.