Portrait of the Artist as a new man….

The Scottish National Portrait Gallery reopens today after an extensive £17.5m renovation.

Renowned as the first art gallery dedicated to portrait art and housing over 65,000 displays in total the works included increasing the floor space by 60% and repair and restoration work to the original oak and pine parquet floors which involved McKay Flooring committing several of our parquet specialist operatives to the site for over a year.  Firstly large sections of the original parquet flooring was uplifted and removed from site to be cleaned and stored. Once ready the material was reintroduced along with new material that was sourced to match the historic oak and pine blocks.  The parquet flooring was relaid and the entire parquet areas machine sanded and coated with several layers of hard wearing lacquers.

Congratulations to Page / Park as architects and Bam Construction for carrying out a great job in such a historic site.

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