CASE STUDY: Hotel and Leisure - Scottish National Gallery - Stair Nosings

  • Hotel and Leisure - Scottish National Gallery - Stair Nosings


The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art in Edinburgh is housed in an imposing neo-classical building and is residence to Scotland’s outstanding national collection of modern and contemporary art. The gallery is open all year round and admission is free so it attracts large numbers of visitors. As a public building the safety of those visitors and staff needs to be considered on the stairways. However the style of the interior also needed to be taken into account so it would match up to the building’s heritage and architecture and the art which it is home to.


A slenderline stair nosing was chosen in an anodised finish to maintain the clean stylish look. The S Range stair nosings are a premium range of stair nosings for use with slim gauge floor coverings such as vinyls and lino from all major manufacturers.

Along with the standard black treads, a photoluminescent infill was used at the top and bottom of the stairways which will help reduce slips and falls by improving step edge contrast in all light conditions.

The contractors utilised Quantum’s free measuring service, QSMS, which offers the industry’s most accurate measurements, speeds up the measuring process and means less waste on the project, ensuring value for the Government funded institution.


Scottish National Gallery