Bids invited for £45m Edinburgh concert hall

Aaron Morby 3 months ago
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The curtain has been raised to start bidding for Edinburgh’s planned new concert hall.

The International Music & Performing Arts Charitable Trust Scotland is planning to build a new performance venue behind the Royal Bank of Scotland’s historic home on St Andrew Square.

Designed by David Chipperfield Architects it will be a major new venue for the Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the Edinburgh International Festival.

It will offer a 1,000-seat auditorium, 200-seat studio for performance, rehearsal and recording.

Five contractors will be shortlisted for a two-stage bid contest involving a pre-construction services agreement and NEC 4 Target cost contract.

Firms have until 11 July to complete PQQs for the 30-month project, which will involve complex building services due to acoustic requirements of the auditoria.

More details are available from the Project Scotland portal.

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