Sculpture workshop Edinburgh

MMA Joinery have won the contract to construct and erect the specialist external timber cladding panels

Construction began in April 2011 on the new purpose-built facility for Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop which will benefit future generations of artists and position the organisation as a centre for fabrication, research and experimentation in the visual arts.

The new Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop has been designed by award-winning Leith-based architects, Sutherland Hussey, and will increase the profile of ESW locally, nationally and internationally, cementing the institution and the city as a leading centre for the development of innovative, multi-disciplinary, contemporary sculpture.

The new building will provide 26 artist studios, eight different spaces for production, research and education, two apartments for visiting artists, and meeting and social spaces.

After a major fundraising campaign, ESW raised almost £3.4M to fund the Sculpture Centre. Over £2.3M of this was funded by the Scottish Arts Council National Lottery Awards. The project has also attracted substantial support from many trusts and foundations as well as generous individual donations and corporate support. The City of Edinburgh Council provided funding and the site for the project which ensured we could remain in Newhaven.

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Aviemore Community Primary School


MMA Joinery have won the contract to construct and erect the timber frame external kit to this school, along with the extensive larch cladding. Contract awarded for £11.9 million Aviemore community primary school.

The development of this community primary school is the first of its kind in the Highlands. The school has been designed to a high sustainability standard and is achieving a ‘very good’ rating using the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM).

The school facilities will include 10 primary classrooms, 2 general purpose classrooms and a resources area; a main hall; wrap around nursery unit and childcare facilities (with independent access); assisted support needs facilities; multi-purpose sports hall; kitchen and dining facilities; support for learning unit; biomass boiler and a fenced sports pitch.

It will also feature a range of community facilities including a community library, service point, sports changing facilities, multi purpose activity room, meeting room, learning centre and Service Point reception with interview rooms. The development has been designed in house by the Council’s Housing and Property Service on behalf of the Education, Culture and Sport Service as client sponsor. Project management services will also be provided ‘in house’.
As part of the overall operational management of the new community facilities, a management agreement has been established between Aviemore Community Centre Company and the Council’s

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Skillbuild NI Finals

MMA Joinery were recently featured in ‘Northern Builder’, the publication for Northern Ireland’s building and design professionals. MMA Joinery were one of the sponsors for the event. Visit our ‘Downloads’ page to download a full version of the featured article.

Banbridge Leader Awards Night

Martin McAlorum of MMA Joinery Ltd collects the ‘Best Entrepreneur’ Award at the Banbridge District Business Awards Night.

Skillbuild Awards Dinner


MMA Joinery Ltd attending the Skill Build awards night in Hampden Stadium, Glasgow
Pictured left to right: Carley Stenson, Harry Edmondson, Martin McAlorum and Angellica