JGM wins electrical refurbishment contract for Palace of Holyroodhouse

JGM is delighted to announce that they have been awarded a significant electrical refurbishment contract for the Palace of Holyroodhouse – the Queen’s official residence in Edinburgh.

The multi million pound project will be delivered collaboratively with Colorado Group and will involve a range of skills and utilise JGM’s years of experience in power, lighting, containment, fire alarms and communications. The main areas of work include the café & Mews toilets; the Mews and Coachman’s House and Abbey Strand. There will also be work undertaken for the display lighting and power in the main Palace.

Scott Hughes, JGM Managing Director, said:

This contract builds on our own history of working collaboratively on major projects throughout Scotland, and we are excited to be working at the Palace. Whilst we bring integrity and professionalism to all our contracts, working in such an important building which sits so close to many people’s hearts is proving to be not just an exciting experience, but also a humbling one.

Work of historical significance

The palace is closely associated with some of Scotland’s most famous – and infamous – historical figures like Mary, Queen of Scots and Bonnie Prince Charlie. Today, it is still used by Queen Elizabeth II as a residence in Scotland. According to medieval legend, Holyroodhouse Palace can trace its origins back to 1128 by David I of Scotland who founded an Abbey on the spot the Palace currently stands, and which was subsequently renovated and had buildings added to it, creating the beautiful residence seen today.

JGM are already undertaking refurbishment works at the Palace, which will be in delivered in phases and be ongoing until early 2019. This new contract was won through competitive tender via the main contractor, and will involve electrical in-house labour and specialist subcontractors.

The works are expected to take 50 weeks, with an estimated completion date of December 2018.

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