100 Bothwell Street,

Contract Value:

September 2012

McKay Securities PLC

Description of Overall Project:
The nine-storey, 102,320 sq ft. building was developed by McKay Securities PLC in 1989, it is a landmark city centre office building in the heart of Glasgow’s central business district.

The building is effectively located on an island site in the city of Glasgow; the main front elevation is on Bothwell Street with the rear elevation on St Vincent Lane and with side elevations on West Campbell Street and Blythewood Street. Both West Campbell Street and Blythewood Street are on steep inclines. 100 Bothwell Street comprises an eight storey office block with a further floor of plant rooms at roof level.

The building is predominantly clad in bays of dark bronze anodised “stick form” curtain wall system installed between, features 500mm wide polyester powder coated aluminium panels. At eighth floor level the vertical glazing of the curtain wall bays rake back on a slope to the roof level coping panels.

Our remit was to completely remove all the existing cover caps/pressure plates and replace all weather-seal gasket with a newly manufactured gasket. As the works progressed around the building there were numerous failed & broken D/G units that were replaced. The existing cover caps were replaced with a newly anodised extruded/manufactured cap. All perimeter silicon joints were checked and any found defective were cut out and replaced. A restoration clean was carried out to all existing opening vents/powder coated panels; all smoke vents were fully serviced.

All the above works were carried out from temporary cradle access.

During the works the building remained fully occupied.