Posted on 05/7/21 in Case Studies

National gallery in Edinburgh creates new gallery space underground

The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, close to Princes Street.

The building was designed in a neoclassical style by William Henry Playfair, and first opened to the public in 1859.

Wykamol working alongside Site sealants have designed the below ground waterproofing to BS8102. This scheme on one of Scotland's most prestigious buildings is creating a brand new gallery space in one of the lower ground floor areas.

A room under a podium deck and sat into the hillside is having Wykamol cavity drain membranes and Crystalline cement based coating Hydradry installed by Site Sealants.

Supervised by the team at Wykamol and full design by our technical director of waterproofing Reg Mac Donald, the scheme is complicated by different levels to the basement space so care was taken in the design to allow pipework to be used to move water across multi levels .

Waterproofing basement spaces like this is what we do on a daily basis but when dealing with buildings of this significance

we also have to take care of listed status issues.

A full guarantee package will be offered by Wykamol and site sealants also for the clients and Scottish heritage. Rest assured when its comes to waterproofing below ground spaces our design guides and site supervision help to maintain our ever growing reputation in the waterproofing sector.

Make sure you contact the team at Wykamol to help on your next project on 0845 400 6666

Edinburgh Gallery 2 Edinburgh Gallery 3 Edinburgh Gallery 4 Edinburgh Gallery 5
  • Edinburgh Gallery 2
  • Edinburgh Gallery 3
  • Edinburgh Gallery 4
  • Edinburgh Gallery 5