Morrison confirms £34m Edinburgh scheme

Morrison Construction has reached financial close on a £34m scheme to redevelop James Gillespie’s High School in Edinburgh.

The Galliford Try subdidiary will be working for Hub South East Scotland on behalf of the City of Edinburgh Council.

The project, which is due for completion by summer 2016, 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.

Galliford Try’s facilities management business will provide ongoing hard facilities maintenance and life cycle management services to the City of Edinburgh Council for the new school in a contract worth around £10m over 25 years.

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “Our relationship with hub South East Scotland Limited is an important element of our Morrison business in Scotland. 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.”

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