Front of Johnnie Walker Building

Johnnie Walker

Johnnie Walker 

Stepline Modena was used for the large central staircase of this impressive landmark building in central Edinburgh. 

The Johnnie Walker building is a major new visitor experience in the heart of the city. Eight storeys high, the prestigious interior cost £185 million to complete. The central staircase is a key feature and leads to a roof bar with superb views over Edinburgh Castle.

Safety is obviously a priority in such an establishment, but so are aesthetics, emphasis was placed on ensuring the stairs were as impressive as they are safe. For this reason, Stepline Modena solid brass was used. Working perfectly with the decorated Terrazzo steps and wood panelling, all reflecting the refined branding and home of the world's biggest selling scotch whiskey brand.

An additional design and safety touch included using Stepline Modena brass insets on the banister rail, to reduce the chance of drink glasses falling over the edge and smashing below. 

The building is on track to be accredited as BREEAM Excellent and LEED Platinum and has already been awarded a Green Tourism Gold Award. We were delighted that architects Simpson and Brown made us part of such a sustainable tourist attraction.  For more details of this case study, download the PDF.


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