Jacobs to lead Edinburgh city centre transformation plan

Aaron Morby 3 months ago
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Edinburgh City Council has appointed Jacobs Engineering Group to help develop the strategy, delivery plan and detailed business case to transform the city centre.

Jacobs’ partners for the ambitious project include Burohappold Engineering, City Mart, Space Syntax, Turley Heritage and WYG.

The team will provide the delivery plan for the historic overhaul of the Scottish capital’s streets.

Among the ideas up for consideration are pedestrianised streets, restrictions on ‘through’ traffic, bus and freight ‘hubs’, and widened pavements and improved public spaces to enhance the civic centre and improving air quality.

Jacobs was selected as the preferred bidder after a tender process under the Scotland Excel Framework.

 

Transport and Environment Convener, councillor Lesley Macinnes, said: “This is a deeply ambitious and potentially game-changing opportunity to transform the city centre of one of Europe’s leading cities, for the benefit of generations to come.

“As we move forward with the consultation on how a future Edinburgh should look, we’re pleased to be working with Jacobs, whose previous projects demonstrate the ability to deliver forward-thinking solutions.”

Jacobs employs over 1,100 staff in Scotland and has played a leading role in delivering some of the largest infrastructure programmes in Scotland including the Queensferry Crossing, which links Edinburgh and Fife, and the A9 Improvements Program.

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