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The Shilling Brewing Co. Glasgow, Scotland

Client: Hugh Stirling Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Project length: 25 January 2016 – 17 June 2016
Project value: £80,000
Completion date: June 2016
HF divisions involved: Electrical, Fire and Security

Electrical installation and a fire alarm upgrade of a former Bank of Scotland building in
Glasgow now trading as Shilling Brewing Co, a specialist bar that brews its own craft beer.

Glendola Leisure Group has invested £1.5 million in refurbishing the historic building on
the corner of West George Street and West Nile Street into a 160 seat pub.

Project Challenges:

HF Electrical have a wealth of experience when it comes to fit out, refurbishment and maintenance
works in pubs and night clubs,however when it comes to carrying out the new installation of
electrical distribution, lighting and power in a listed building that was once occupied as a bank
it comes with its own unique challenges. The fire alarm system was tested and an upgrade of the
fire panel along with minor alterations of some smoke detection was completed. This ensured that
the existing system complied with the current L2 fire standards with minimal disruption.

The main challenges occurred when it came to the cables routes and access points for the electrical installation of new power and lighting. The floors were separated by steel plates, the walls lines with steel mesh protection and the toilet area, which once formed the bank vaults, was total encased in steel. All challenges we are pleased to report were overcome thanks to close
communication between HF’s skilled operatives, the client’s architect’s / Project manager
(JA Leask) the design team (Jestico and Whiles) and the main contractor (Hugh Stirling Ltd) and
all was achieved in budget and on time allowing the pub to open its doors as planned in June 2016.

Angus Alston, Director of Hugh Stirling Ltd said:

“HF have always carried out their works in a highly professional manner; their  operatives work well within the construction team, the management give regular reports on progress throughout, plus they always request information timeously from the design team, which makes for a smooth running project”


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