Located on the former site of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh in the heart of the city, Quartermile is a mixed use development comprising Grade A office buildings, retail and leisure space and luxury apartments. Alongside the new build apartment blocks lie the Lofts, two Grade B listed former hospital buildings which are being extensively refurbished and converted into further apartments by Quartermile Developments.
Originally built in the 19th century by noted architect Sidney Mitchell and being redesigned by Edinburgh based Comprehensive Design Architects, the impressive roof structures of these unique buildings required careful consideration of moisture management and condensation control. The scale and complexity of the turreted roofs, along with its historic appearance within a UN World Heritage Site made adding traditional ventilation to the roof highly undesirable, but also required a high performance and robust solution.
The architects did not have to travel far to find this solution however, as the Roofshield air and vapour permeable underlay specified is supplied by the A. Proctor Group, based just 60 miles away in Blairgowrie, Perthshire.
By combining the highest available vapour permeability with an air open structure which permits greater airflow than conventional ventilation, Roofshield ensures condensation problems are reduced or eliminated in even the most complex roof geometry.
Roofshield is fully BBA certified, and accepted for use without additional ridge ventilation by the NHBC.
It also requires no taping to comply with BS5534:2014. For further information on how the benefits of Roofshield can apply to your projects, visit www.proctorgroup.com/roofshield.
Neighbouring the world-renowned University of Edinburgh, Quartermile blends historical conversion properties with striking new build apartments. Master-planned by Foster + Partners, the development currently offers a choice of one, two and four-bedroom apartments.
For further information on Quartermile, call: 0845 000 2525, visit the Lauriston Place Marketing Centre, EH3 9AU, which is open seven days a week from 10.30am to 5.30pm, or go to: www.qmile.com.