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Gleneagles Townhouse

37-39 St Andrew Square has been an incredibly exciting project for City Access. The building itself, is a piece of Edinburgh’s architectural history.

A temporary roof was required to protect external and internal historical listed features.

The scaffolding had to be designed to allow critical basement works to progress. We provided a designed truss out scaffold solution which was supported off the existing building at high level to allow the temporary roof to be erected early on.

The scaffold solution included a large, bespoke bird cage platform to allow the sensitive restoration of both the ornate plastering and the gold gilding to be completed.

Another key area was for City Access to provide access solutions to the six ornate statues to aid careful works to allow the restoration to be carried out.

South boundary wall

We were asked to return to the Scottish Government’s St Andrews House building after completing multiple projects to deliver its most restricted area access to date.

Our client, Mpact Group, required access to the South Boundary Wall overlooking Edinburgh’s Waverley Train Station. The wall is located on a bedrock cliff face with minimal footing for the scaffold so our team used the same method as on Governor’s House of a designed anchored tie/support detail at base of scaffold. We also used a slung/hanger system where the footing was non existent.

The scaffold was splayed in most areas of the 157m long wall and we erected a small roof system while shrink wrapping the external face to shelter from the wintry Scottish elements to ensure clients works were unhindered.


We are delighted to be onsite in Craigmillar, after being awarded the scaffolding package for the brand new Castlebrae High School.

This is a particularly great project to be involved in as we have members of staff who attended Castlebrae High School as young boys so to return as skilled tradesmen to work on the school for the next generation is a wonderful opportunity.

The new school will not only provide a modern learning estate for pupils and staff, but will be a fantastic asset to the community, contributing to the ongoing regeneration of the area.

Featured Works

“City Access were instrumental in coming up with solutions. When you are dealing with City Access and communicating with the lads on site, what stands out most for me is their ability to communicate, their willingness to listen, willingness to help & willingness contribute to help us come up with the right solutions for everyone. I personally, and the rest of the team have found working with City Access a brilliant experience.”
Benjamin Mawby
Contracts Manager ISG (Scotland Region)

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