Davidston Square Pavilion, Grandhome, Aberdeen
Kelsen was commissioned to make a pre-cast concrete structure of columns and beams under a glulam roof structure to create an outdoor community space at the Grandhome Development in Aberdeen.
The unique concrete columns incorporate a hand-printed Acanthus leaf motif in relief. The concrete elements were manufactured in our Glasgow workshop and transported to site for installation. The project comprised separate work efforts with off-site work to fabricate formwork and create the castings and site work to form an elaborate socketed foundation to receive the columns, extensive external works forming steps and ramps and foundations to build ‘fieldstone’ boundary walls to the pavilion and surrounding green spaces. Our stone mason built the new walls to mimic the vernacular building style common to the area and using rounded granite fieldstone. The boundary walls are topped with turf.
Further elements of the commission included forming a stone cairn to present a mill wheel (an item of significance to the client) and additional concrete casting of five curved seats distributed below the glulam structure.
The pavilion is partially roofed with a diamond-patterned polycarbonate sheet.
The project required close collaboration with the Project Manager and phased site possession as separate contractors were commissioned for the landscaping work and the Vande Moortal paving which provides the surface finish throughout the Pavilion and terrace to the rear.
Client: Grandhome Development (Aberdeen) Ltd;
Architect: Reiach and Hall Architects;
Structural Engineer: David Narro Associates;
Landscape Architect: Benton Scott-Simmons;
Project Manager: Turner & Townsend;
Quantity Surveyor: Thomson Gray