M-Pact Group completes development for Weatherbys Private Bank

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Edinburgh building services specialist M-Pact Group has successfully completed a high-end office refurbishment project for a prestigious private bank in the capital’s Rutland Square.

The project, for Weatherbys Private Bank, began in mid-November last year and was completed on time and on budget this spring. It creates a new office for Weatherbys which is double the size and next to its existing office in Rutland Square.

Weatherbys, founded in 1770, is synonymous with horse racing and the formation of Weatherbys Bank in 1994 was a logical extension of the Weatherbys role as the sport’s stakeholders. 

Nearly 250 years on, Weatherbys remains at the heart of the sport, administering racing under contract from the governing British Horseracing Authority, registering all thoroughbred horses in Britain and Ireland within The General Stud Book and providing a host of services to racecourses, owners, trainers, breeders and enthusiasts

Ross Renton, contracts manager of M-Pact, said, “Rutland Square is a very important area both historically and architecturally and the refurbishment project at No 2 had to be carried out in a manner sensitive to the building’s heritage.

“The square sits in the westernmost end of Edinburgh’s New Town, which was a masterpiece of city planning and retains much of its original neo-classical and Georgian period architecture. No 2 retains many attractive features such as the original cornicing.”

M-Pact was chosen for the project by PMP, the Edinburgh-, Glasgow- and Manchester-based building surveying, project management and cost consultancy. Its portfolio includes projects such as the £5 million Apex 123 upgrading in Haymarket.

M-Pact has won a number of awards within the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, most recently in October last year when it was chosen by trade body SELECT as 2018’s Best Large Contractor.