Robertson notches up another University of Edinburgh project

ROBERTSON has announced completion of a £3.1 million refurbishment project for The University of Edinburgh.

Works involved revamping a four-storey building at 7-8 Chambers Street. The former police training school has been transformed into a new base for the university’s architecture and landscape architecture students. General teaching space has also created.

The project was procured via the Major Works Scotland framework.

Robertson also recently completed the refurbishment of the Lister Learning and Teaching Centre for the University of Edinburgh. The project, which has a value of £5.7 million, has provided fresh teaching and lecture facilities.

David Cairns, MD, Robertson Central East said, “We have worked closely with the University of Edinburgh on a number of projects and we are delighted to have handed over 7-8 Chambers Street on time and on budget. This has been an extensive refurbishment and I have no doubt that the new teaching spaces will be of huge benefit to students and staff alike. We are extremely proud of the quality of the modern new facilities whilst retaining key features of the 1887 Grade C listed building.”

Mark Robinson, Scape Group chief executive added, “The University of Edinburgh and Robertson have done a fantastic job in transforming 7-8 Chambers Street and providing the university’s architecture and landscape architecture students with a new hub of design and inspiration. The project will have lasting benefits beyond the build process, which promises to help provide our industry with the next generation of architects.

“Working in a busy city centre location presents challenges during construction and Robertson were able to overcome these to deliver the scheme on budget and on time, while ensuring minimal disruption to residents, students and faculty staff.”