McAlpine bags Edinburgh old Royal Infirmary enabling works

Aaron Morby 5 years ago
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Sir Robert McAlpine has got its foot in the door for Edinburgh University’s major upgrade and conversion of the Scottish capital’s former Royal Infirmary building.

Plans for a major educational hub scheme at the historic building in the Quartermile development area were put in planning a few weeks ago.

Now SRM has scooped the the main enabling works with a £3.6m bid.

Enabling works will consist of abestos removal, full trip of finishes and services back to structure, roofing repairs and demolition of  original foundations and cellars in parts of the building complex.

Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

The University plans to restore and extend the existing buildings to form a wide range of teaching and learning spaces under plans drawn up by architect Bennetts Associates.

The proposals provide around 230,000 sq ft of floor space, of which 65,000 sq ft is new construction.

New four-storey “infill buildings” will be constructed in the two courtyards between the east and west hospital wards and will provide space for lecture halls and teaching spaces.

If approved, the University hopes to start main construction next year opening to student in mid-2021.

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Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Edinburgh University is using Faith and Gould as project manager, supported by structural engineer Will Rudd Davidson and Atkins’ Glasgow office as services engineer.

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