SPC 004
Case Study

Swept Path Contractor – Edinburgh Trams

Leith • Scotland

South Leith Parish Church

McIntyres got selected to carry out the swept path works, and placed on Edinburgh councils essential contractor scheme.

Our first task was the dismantling and recording of South Leith Parish Church Wall and associated monuments that are built into the wall, the stone was carefully dismantled, recorded, and stored in conjunction with stone conservationist consultant Nic Boyes.

To assist with the works, we designed and supplied a task specific scaffold that supported the wall on deconstruction and incorporated a roller beam system to safely carry the large headstones to the loading platforms. 

Robert Burns Statue

Second task was to dismantle the Robert Burns statue on constitution street, using a similar scaffold system and the use of a hiab we carefully dismantled the statue and base. Before deconstruction we carried out a laser recording of the statue and marked the stones and each stone orientation.

We then carefully wrapped each unit and stored.

Various conservation works to the stone base and bronze monument was carried out at our yard then re-constructed on site early 2022 to be unveiled on Robert Burns day.

Leith Dock Pillars

We then moved on to the Leith Dock pillars. Same principle as the last two structures, we dismantled the Leith Dock Pillars and stored them before rebuilding the pillars early this year.

Specification

Role

Sub-Contractor

Client

Morrisons Utilities

Contract Value

£900,000

Expertise used on the project