We've worked with ISG, Balfour Beatty, BAM Nuttal, Carillion, Interserve, Ogilvie, FCBC, Concrete Repairs, Ferrovial Lagan
, Mackenzie Construction
, Galliford Try, Scottish Power, Clydebank Rebuilt and Scottish Water to name but a few.
We have worked on roads, bridges, unique structures, cranes, viaducts, tunnel applications, cladding, barges, footbridges, shipping buoys . . . the list goes on. We are proud of our project heritage and the diverse nature of our works.
Our client base spans far and wide from public, private, the voluntary sector, local authorities, government buildings, roads and railway infrastructure. We have an established project history for a multitude of well known client's.
"We pride ourselves on the work we do for you."
Balfour Beatty - Albert Bridge
Albert was built in 1871 and links the city with the south side of Glasgow
In 2013 a £2 million refurbishment plan was announced to bring the 140-year-old bridge back to it's former glory and we were pleased to be part of this restoration. Works began with the provision of a full hung scaffold access system to the underside and parapet's to facilitate blasting removal of the existing lead based paint. We then applied an approved paint system to meet the client's specification. The decorative elements of the bridge were then highlighted in gold, including it's 16 shields. This project is one of the nominees for a Saltire Award and we are proud of restoring this bridge back to its former grandeur.
FCBC - Queensferry Crossing
At 1.7miles it's the world's longest three-tower, cable-stayed bridge
The new Queensferry Crossing has ben Scotland's biggest infrastructure project and features in the Guinness Book of Records. The crossing is also by far the largest crossing to feature cables which cross mid-span. We worked on steel delivered from China, to complete repairs dock-side prior to lifting onto a barge for transfer and installation. After installation, we blasted and coated the steel welds from gantry's underneath the bridge. These gantry's had to be fully contained, heated and dehumidified to allow work to carry on throughout the Scottish winter. This was a 3 year project to full highway specifications with a labour deployment of 40+ men, working 7 days a week in 3 shifts over all areas of the bridge. The crossing was opened by the Queen in September 2017.
Clydebank Rebuilt - Titan Crane
The Titan is a century-old crane that towers 150 ft over the River Clyde
Commissioned in the first years of the 20th century, the crane was built in the heart of the shipbuilding hub of Clydebank and finished in 1907. Works here included the full refurbishment and industrial installation of the gantry's and the blasting and application of a new coating system of lead based paint. Major steel repairs, installation of structural steel to form lift and stair access, associated cladding works and the addition of a detailed electrical lighting scheme to highlight the crane, was also part of the project. Works at ground level included car parking and the visitor centre. The Titan Crane then reopened as one of Scotland’s most unique tourist attractions, acting as a lookout point over Glasgow.
Maclean & Speirs has been in the Industry since 1930, offering outstanding painting and blasting services, advanced project capabilities and excellent customer service since then. We are a long-standing member of the Scottish Decorators Federation.