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Successful Project Completion - Drumbrae Leisure Centre


Following on from successes on the Ainslie Park and Gracemount Leisure Centres redevelopment projects, Edinburgh Leisure appointed Thomson Bethune as Quantity Surveyors for the refurbishment of the Dumbrae Leisure Centre.  The new Centre opened its doors to the public in early October 2016, with a guest appearance from Rio Olympics silver medallist, Robbie Renwick who helped to re-launch the Centre and promote its new facilities. 


Working together with Architects, Fouin + Bell for Edinburgh Leisure, the project included a comprehensive refurbishment programme to rejuvenate the popular existing facility. Customers can now experience a brand new fitness studio and cycle studio, sauna and pool area, reception area, café and upgrades to the existing gym.

Thomson Bethune was able to bring the experience gained with working with Edinburgh Leisure on the Ainslie Park and Gracemount Leisure Centre refurbishments to ensure that the budgets established from the early cost plans were fully representative of the scope of works and that the subsequent tenders were returned on budget.

For more information about this project or any of our services, please call 0131 220 1828.

Related Article: http://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/news/drumbrae-leisure-centre-now-open


Exciting New Promotion Announcement

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Kenny Fleming an Associate with the company.

Since joining Thomson Bethune in 2014 as a Project Surveyor, Kenny has been involved in a number of unique and challenging projects spanning a range of sectors including Education, Healthcare and other various public and private sector works. His record of successful project completions is excellent, and his focus on client care has continually helped to nurture client relationships and secure repeat business.

Kenny has 13 years of Quantity Surveying experience and is a member of the RICS, CIArB and currently holds a Masters Degree in Construction Law, Arbitration and Adjudication. He has continued to improve his skills through both academic learning and on-site delivery.

We would like to congratulate Kenny on achieving this new role.

For more information about Kenny and his experience, please click here.


Thomson Bethune’s success with new Quality Management Standard

We are delighted to announce our successful re-certification and transition upgrade to the latest Quality Management Standard (QMS) ISO:9001:2015.

Over the years, Thomson Bethune has been devoted to maintaining our QMS certification and has striven to maintain quality standards throughout all aspects of our business.  We are extremely pleased that as a result of our efforts we are one of the first companies to be awarded this latest certification.

Award Success for Thomson Bethune

We are extremely proud to announce that the Dalmunach Distillery project won the 2016 RICS ‘Highly Commended’ award under the category of ‘Design through Innovation’.

Thomson Bethune’s Managing Director, David Kirkwood (pictured below) accepted the award at the 2016 RICS Awards Ceremony, which took place at the Sheraton Hotel, in Edinburgh on 14 April 2016.

David Kirkwood, Managing Director, Thomson Bethune


The French-owned Chivas Brothers Ltd, part of Pernod Ricard, built the £25m Dalmunach facility on the site of a former distillery near Carron in Moray and was formally opened in June 2015 by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

This new Distillery on the banks of the River Spey was commissioned to replace the former Imperial Distillery on a site nestled on the banks of the river.  Built using the latest innovations and environmental expertise such as heat recovery technology, the Distillery is capable of producing up to 10 million litres of spirit per year.

The design set out to create a memorable building with a strong sense of place whilst remaining honest to the aesthetic of a contemporary industrial building.  The plan was inspired by the shape of a sheaf of barley, reflecting the core ingredient of single malt whisky.

Thomson Bethune carried our Quantity Surveying Services, working alongside Archail Norr Architects and Structural Engineers, Blyth and Blyth to assist Chivas Brothers in achieving their vision for this prestigious project.