Scottish Parliament Guide

: Scottish Parliament House
: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
: Scottish Government
: O'Rourke
: GBP 425,000,000

Project Profile

The Scottish Parliament Building is the home of the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, within the UNESCO world heritage listed site in central Edinburgh. Construction of the building commenced in June 1999 and the Members of Scottish Parliament (MSPs) held their first debate in the new building on 7 September 2004. The formal opening by Queen Elizabeth took place on 9 October 2004. The Parliament is actually a campus of several buildings, reflecting different architectural styles, with a total floor area of 31,000 m2 providing accommodation for MSPs, their researchers and parliamentary staff. The buildings have a variety of features, with the most distinctive external characterization being the roof of the Tower Buildings, said to be reminiscent of upturned boats on the shoreline

SF Scope Of Work

Subcontracted to carry out the "Design & Build" package, Strongforce adopted a flat plate design for the horizontal structure . SF also supplied & installed a PT threaded bar system to allow a cantilever span of 18 meters. This allowed the architectural team more freedom of expression when designing the project.