McLaughlin & Harvey appointed contractor for Edinburgh office development

2 Semple Street interior
2 Semple Street interior

A multi-million pound office and retail project in Edinburgh is one step closer to development following the appointment of McLaughlin & Harvey as the main contractor.

The £12 million construction phase of the 64,000 sq ft 2 Semple Street development, located in Edinburgh’s Exchange district, is set to begin on July 4 and is due to be completed by the end of January 2018.

Paul Stevenson, director at developers, GSS Developments, said, “For growing companies looking to secure modern energy efficient ‘best in class’ office space in the centre of Edinburgh’s increasingly vibrant Exchange business district, 2 Semple Street provides occupiers with unrivalled quality alongside certainty of delivery.

“Backed by Bank of Scotland, with whom we have long-standing successful relationship, we have the capability of speculatively delivering this exciting new development. The appointment of reputable contractors McLaughlin & Harvey signals our intent that this project will be delivered without delay. In initiating an early start date, potential tenants can plan ahead in confidence, thus removing some of the nervousness that can be involved in relocating offices.”

Paul Griffen, construction director, McLaughlin & Harvey, added, “We are extremely pleased to be working with GSS Developments on this exciting addition to Edinburgh’s office and retail offering. McLaughlin & Harvey pride themselves on delivering high quality buildings, which we are certain 2 Semple Street will be.”