Financial Close Achieved on £34 million Edinburgh School Development

Morrison Construction has reached financial close on a project to deliver £34 million of construction services for the redevelopment of James Gillespie's High School in Edinburgh.

Published: 11 December 2013
Capability: Building
Market: Education

Under the project, Morrison Construction will be working for hub South East Scotland Ltd a public/private development company on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

Due for completion by summer 2016, the project involves the demolition of the existing school buildings and the construction of a new teaching block as well as brand new sports and performance buildings on the campus over two phases. In addition, the Grade A-listed Bruntsfield House at the centre of the campus will undergo a major refurbishment.

In addition to the construction award, Galliford Try's Facilities Management business will provide ongoing hard facilities maintenance and lifecycle management services to the City of Edinburgh Council for the new school in a contract worth approximately a further £10 million over the 25 year concession period.

Chief Executive Greg Fitzgerald stated: "Our relationship with hub South East Scotland Limited is an important element of our Morrison business in Scotland and we are pleased to be selected for this significant education project for Edinburgh. We will continue to work with our public and private sector colleagues in Scotland to find innovative ways of delivering these projects that are so beneficial for local communities."