Moat Brae, a Georgian villa dating back to 1823, is home to the terraced gardens that are said to have inspired J M Barrie’s classic children’s story about the free-spirited boy who never grew up.
Today, the complex plays host to a children’s centre, operated by the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust, dedicated to literature and storytelling that is expected to attract more than 250,000 visitors per year.
The Neverland-style complex, features exhibition space, reading and play areas, a shop, a cafe and rooms available to hire for special events. A performance space has also been created in the garden, alongside a pirate ship, Lost Boy’s treehouse and mermaid’s lagoon.
There is also an attic recreation of the Darling children’s nursery, where visitors can attempt to catch Peter Pan’s shadow, or crawl through Nana’s kennel into a play theatre.
Specialist flooring and screeding contractor IFT, which has offices in both East Kilbride and Bishop Auckland, and works with clients across Scotland and the North of England, installed 280 square metres of Vebro Polymers’ liquid-vinyl polyurethane comfort flooring system in Dusty Grey across a large sweeping atrium positioned at the entrance of the new centre.
vebroflex Comfort UV has been engineered to offer all of the performance benefits of durable, hygienic and easy to clean seamless resin flooring systems, but with the look, feel and comfort of vinyl.
The system delivers a cushioning effect underfoot for enhanced user comfort and incorporates a highly durable, wear and scratch resistant UV sealer that withstands heavy use from foot traffic as well as meeting R10 slip resistance requirements to ensure visitor safety underfoot.
The flooring system is formulated from natural biopolymers and meets stringent AgBB criteria for low emissions coatings. Self-smoothing, seamless, jointless and hygienic the expertly installed floor will provide both an easy to clean and maintain surface for the new centre.
As the name would suggest, IFT offers clients across Scotland and the North of England a fully integrated flooring service ranging from floor screeding and levelling through to installing underfloor heating pipework and seamless resin-based floor toppings.
Founded in 1985 by James Love, the company has been involved in some of the most prestigious construction projects north of the border including work for National Museums Scotland, the Scottish Prison Service, Edinburgh Airport and Education Scotland.
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