ISG has been awarded three new contracts in Scotland’s capital city, with a combined value in excess of £11 million.
The contractor has secured a prestigious £6.6 million project from leading property developer, McLaren, as well as a £3.1 million win with the University of Edinburgh and a further £1.4 million scheme with leading independent school – Edinburgh Academy.
The largest of the projects sees ISG convert Elliott House, the former office development located on the corner of Hillside Crescent and Brunswick Street, into 138 student apartments for McLaren. The contractor will reconfigure and refurbish the six storey building to form 134 student rooms, as well as replacing and upgrading the property’s external cladding. An additional four studio apartments will also be constructed in a new build block to the rear of the property, with the project scheduled for completion in summer 2015.
Working at the University of Edinburgh’s Ashworth complex, which forms part of the College of Science and Engineering campus, ISG will complete the refurbishment of Ashworth 2 – a five-storey building, which was partially upgraded in 2009 and 2013. This final phase encompasses the remaining three floors of the building and sees the reconfiguration of accommodation to create new office and laboratory space. The scheme is being carefully phased to enable vital research facilities to remain operational throughout the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2016.
At the Edinburgh Academy, ISG will replace the school’s existing hockey pavilion with a modern, high-specification facility incorporating six changing rooms, referee’s changing room and a covered terraced area for spectators. The new circa 5,400 sq ft pavilion has been sensitively designed and carefully oriented within the existing tree line on the Inverleith Place site to minimise its visual impact on surrounding properties.
Andy McLinden, ISG’s Scotland regional managing director, commented: “All of these latest projects are welcome additions to our broad education sector expertise, whether creating safe and secure student accommodation or delivering high-specification teaching or sporting infrastructure. Key to our success is a collaborative and highly disciplined approach to working within challenging live environments, which are core specialisms for our business.”