Thomson Gray has been appointed by The Ross Development Trust to provide Project Management and Cost Consultancy services on the reconstruction of the Category A listed Ross Fountain in Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens. Thomson Gray are working closely withIndustrial Heritage Consulting, Conservation Project Manager on the fountain renovation works.

The Ross Fountain, one of only three Grade A Listed Fountains in Scotland, is a magnificent example of 19th-century cast-iron work, from the foundry of Antoine Durenne in France. It was erected in the Gardens in 1872 and despite a major renovation in 2001 has only functioned intermittently since. The new project will completely rebuild the fountain in its entirety, including providing substantial new foundations and modern water re-circulation equipment. Full cast ironwork renovation is being carried out by specialists Lost Art in Wigan. The works will ensure successful operation of this much-loved Edinburgh landmark, into the future.

Extensive piling and ground beam engineering is now complete. Works are now focused on the reconstruction of the upstands, the pools and the plinth on which the cast iron fountain structure will be supported. Thomson Gray is working closely with AED (Structural & Civil Engineers) and Kelsen Technical Ltd who are main contractors for the civils work.

Image used with kind permission from The Ross Development Trust and © CDDV / FOTO-MA

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