All posts by Neil Fordyce

Sharkey fronts up student residences renewal

Sharkey is delighted to acknowledge our appointment by Curlew Capital to undertake the comprehensive repair and upgrade project at their Potterrow student housing development, located at the heart of the University of Edinburgh’s main campus. Works will involve the wholesale renewal of the 7-storey building’s defective natural stone façade, together with an extensive refurbishment of the 151 studio apartments and support accommodation.

The 45-week project also includes a significant energy efficiency initiative, which will include major M&E plant replacement and the installation of a photovoltaic panel system. The diverse nature of this project serves to underline the broad range of services we offer and reflects the the increasing number of our projects involving major construction works.

Sharkey selected to transform Glasgow landmark

Sharkey has beaten off stiff competition to secure the contract for the comprehensive refit and refurbishment of a heritage Glasgow office block, constructed in 1892. The eight-storey building, fronted in classically detailed red sandstone, will undergo an extensive internal transformation that will involve major structural interventions. These will include the formation of a stunning central atrium and the redevelopment of the two upper floors to create additional office floorspace and complementary external landscaped terraces.

The 100,000 sqft project will also see the wholesale replacement of M&E services, the creation of energy efficient Grade A office space and the formation of a business hub and café at street level. Sharkey look forward to working with a talented design team in restoring one of Glasgow’s key urban assets and to continuing to enhance our reputation for delivering transformational office workspace.

Sharkey enables view of the future for Scotland’s leading lawyers

Sharkey is delighted to have successfully delivered another innovative office fit-out that further pushes the boundaries of new ways of working. In partnership with an enlightened client and a talented design team, we are proud to have contributed to creating a flexible, stimulating workspace that enjoys spectacular views of the city and one that places the emphasis firmly on the health and wellbeing of all its staff and clients alike.

The 43,000 sqft project was completed on budget, despite the recent challenges faced by the construction sector. The office, which occupies the top three floors of the Capital Square complex, officially opening for business in January 2022, drawing praise from our client, who expressed their delight with the finished result. Consistently delivering next generation projects to the highest quality, serves to reinforce Sharkey’s reputation in this specialist field and underscores our position at the vanguard of innovative workplace delivery.

Sharkey secures win at Ibrox

The major design and build project will entail the construction of a state of the art conference venue immediately adjacent to Ibrox Stadium. The sleek, two storey structure will incorporate a club museum and a Rangers Store and café together with a flexible events space, that will serve as both a fan zone and a concert venue.

We are very much looking forward to being involved in this prestigious project at such an historic time for the football club.



Sharkey finish one up at St Andrews

Sharkey have gone onwards and upwards at the Home of Golf in a multi-phase project to extend and adapt the Old Course Hotel in St Andrews in readiness for the 150th Open Championship taking place in 2022 on the historic links alongside the hotel. Our works seamlessly added a further floor to what is now the Champions’ Wing, providing a further 13 guest bedrooms and comprehensively upgrading 42 existing bedrooms and suites. The project, carried out with the hotel continuing to operate as normal, also involved the reimagining of the iconic ‘Green Sheds’ to create an enlarged and upgraded ‘Hall of Champions’, a 450-seat conference and events facility.