PTSG is privileged to work on some of the UK’s most outstanding and iconic buildings. From historic castles and monuments to cutting-edge skyscrapers, we are proud to play our part in ensuring they are safe and protected, clean and operationally efficient.

The town council founded the University of Edinburgh under authority of a royal charter of King James VI in 1582. The institution officially opened in 1583. It is one of Scotland’s four ancient universities and the sixth-oldest university in continuous operation in the English-speaking world. The university played an important role in Edinburgh becoming a chief intellectual centre during the Scottish Enlightenment. It also earned the city the nickname “Athens of the North.”

The university is responsible for several significant historic and modern buildings across the city, including St Cecilia’s Hall. St Cecilia’s Hall is Scotland’s oldest purpose-built concert hall and the second oldest in use in the British Isles. Teviot Row House, the oldest purpose-built students’ union building in the world; and the restored 17th-century Mylne’s Court student residence at the head of the Royal Mile.

The Main Library is the largest of University of Edinburgh’s Libraries. As well as supporting the arts, humanities, social sciences, medicine and informatics, the Main Library also houses the general collections of books and periodicals, older books in all subjects, and the Centre for Research Collections with special collections of rare books and manuscripts, the University archives and the Lothian Health Services Archive.

In a current contract, engineers form PTSG Access & Safety Ltd will install free-standing guardrails to the roof of the main library. This is specialist fall arrest equipment, which enables maintenance operatives to carry out their work in absolute safety.

PTSG Extraordingary buildings: University of Edinburgh
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