National Gallery in Edinburgh creates new gallery space underground

National Gallery in Edinburgh creates new gallery space underground

The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of Scotland. It is located on The Mound in central Edinburgh, close to Princes Street. The building was designed in a neoclassical style by William Henry Playfair, and first opened to the public in 1859.

Wykamol, working alongside Site Sealents, have designed the below ground waterproofing to BS8102.

This scheme on one of Scotlands most prestigious buildings is creating a brand new gallery space in one of the lower ground floor areas.

This room under a podium deck and sat into the hillside is having Wykamol Cavity Drain Membranes and well as Wykamol’s Crystalline cement based coating Hydradry installed by Site Sealents.

Supervised by the team at Wykamol as well as a full design by Wykamol technical director of waterproofing Reg MacDonald.

The scheme is complicated by different levels to the basement space so care was taken in the design to allow pipework to be used to move water across multi levels.

Waterproofing basement spaces like this is what Wykamol do on a daily basis but when dealing with buildings of this significance Wykamol also have to take care of listed status issues.

A full guarantee package will be offered by Wykamol and site sealents also for the clients and Scottish Heritage.

Rest assured when its comes to waterproofing below ground spaces Wykamol’s design guides and site supervision help to maintain their ever growing reputation in the waterproofing sector.

For help with your next project get in touch with the Wykamol team on 01282 473100 or email

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