Project case study

Sir C Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen

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The Sir C Duncan Rice library was officially opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the 24th of September 2012. Work began on the £57m building in 2009. The new facility, designed by Danish architect, schmidt hammer lassen, replaces the ageing Queen Mother Library.

Prof Ian Diamond, principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, said: "This is an outstanding facility of which we can all be very proud. It will serve the needs and ambitions of our university, city and region for many decades to come."

Application Potable, non-potable water storage and fire fighting sprinkler tank
Tank type GRP sectional tanks

15 x 3 x 3.5m | 5 x 3 x 3m | 2 x 2 x 2m | 2 x 2 x 2m
and one-piece 1370 litre break tank

Scope of work
Design, manufacture
Main contractor
Pihl UK
Installer SPARKS
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