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.
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 Group in Glasgow, Scotland is proud to announce that: HF Electrical, HF Comms and HF Controls, have successfully achieved re-certification and early transition to the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality standard. The benefits of the new standard are that it requires, greater emphasis on leadership engagement, and requires the company to address organisational risks and […]