North Group were appointed as the main contractor on a unique cultural heritage project within Aberdeen. Collaborating with a The Gordon Highlanders Museum, our works included the formation of a replica trench system from the First World War as part of its visitor experience.
As part of our works, we built timber frame sections within our onsite joinery workshop, which were then transported to site. Once onsite the frames were partially panelled with sawn off cuts of logs to form sections of the walls within the trench. This was complimented by corrugated metal sheeting strip along the bottom of the walls, to help replicate the look and feel of a First World War trench. On top of this we supplied over 500 sandbags, which were placed around the top of the trench to further enhance the period appearance.
Within the trench walls, we built in sleeping platforms, a firing platform, toilets and observation post. We were supplied with two shipping containers, which were fitted out with timber panelling to create an officers quarters and regimental aid post.
In addition to this as part of our contract we oversaw the installation of electrics within the trench, which included brass light fittings.