Hardies completes major refurbishment of Poppy Scotland’s Edinburgh HQ

Danny McArthur, Partner at Hardies and Project Manager on the project and Charlie Pelling, Manager of Lady Haig Poppy Factory

HARDIES Property & Construction Consultants has completed the major refurbishment of Poppy Scotland’s Lady Haig Poppy Factory in Edinburgh, where all items for the Scottish Poppy Appeal are manufactured.

Work included a comprehensive refurbishment of the factory, stores, and office areas, a full upgrade of electrical, heating, and fire alarm systems and the renewal of roofs.

Hardies provided Project Management, Quantity Surveying, Principal Designer, Clerk of Works and Health & Safety Advisory services, including a three-month asbestos removal enabling contract prior to the main works starting.

The project saw Hardies decant the factory into a temporary facility at Redford Barracks for two years until work was complete, providing full professional services throughout this period.

Danny McArthur, Partner at Hardies and Project Manager on the project, said: “It was fantastic to be involved with this project working alongside the veterans at Lady Haig Poppy Factory, and their colleagues at Poppy Scotland and The Royal British Legion. They are incredible people to be around.

“The transformation of the factory and offices is incredible, and the modern building will be fit for purpose for decades to come.

“And having seen first-hand the work that the ex-servicemen, many with disabilities, are doing in the factory, it is our absolute pleasure to donate £1,500 to Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility.”

Charlie Pelling, Manager of Lady Haig Poppy Factory, added: “We are delighted with the comprehensive work undertaken by Hardies to transform and upgrade our Lady Haig Poppy Factory and grateful for their generous donation, which will be used to further enhance the working environment for the ex-servicemen and women employed here.”

Poppy Scotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community by reaching out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

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