Grampian Transport Museum – Storage Building. Alford

In summer 2008, The Grampian Transport Museum realised that their expanding stock had left them with a lack of suitable storage space for their vintage vehicles. The decision was made for a purpose built a second unit to house their growing collection and include office and public auditorium space that would facilitate educational visits and public open days.

The building is situated in the centre of Alford and although screened off to some extent it had to remain sympathetic to its surroundings. Algo advised a two-tone colour scheme and appropriate features as outlined below. The storage space is insulated, frost protected and temperature and humidity controlled; a must when dealing with the storage of vintage items that are prone to decay.

The 54m long x 33m wide x 5.9m eaves are clad entirely in architectural wall panels. The much defined curved roof was attained using a built-up insulted roof system.

“Algo and their sub contractors built our collections centre with no fuss and little disruption. It came at a very high standard and at a reasonable cost. A great company and easy to work with.”

Grampian Transport Museum