MPACT successfully completes Rutland Square development for Weatherbys Private Bank

Fast-growing Edinburgh building services specialist MPACT has successfully completed a high-end office refurbishment project for a prestigious private bank in the capital’s Rutland Square, a tranquil corner of Georgian townhouses built in 1819.

The six-figure project, for Weatherbys Private Bank, is the latest in a line of significant contract wins for the multiple award-winning Loanhead-based firm and takes it into a select band of trusted contractors used by discerning, affluent clients.

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

The name of Weatherbys, founded in 1770, has been 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 MPACT, 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.

The Rutland Square development illustrates the speed with which MPACT continues to transform itself from a local concern into a nationally operating enterprise.

MPACT, whose turnover will reach £10 million this year, has a strong corporate social responsibility agenda. It 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.

The award illustrated MPACT’s remarkable growth trajectory. In both 2011 and 2012, it was also a SELECT awards winner – in the Best Small Contractor category, for companies with turnover of less than £250,000. The Large Contractor category is for enterprises whose sales exceed £1 million.

The company also takes great pride on the work it does with its employees to ensure their physical and mental wellbeing.