Contractor lands £35m worth of Edinburgh student accommodation contracts

GRAHAM has announced it has been chosen to deliver two major student accommodation projects in Edinburgh with a combined value of almost £35 million on behalf of Watkin Jones, a developer and manager of residential-for-rent.

The £20.4 million Westfield Road project near Murrayfield Stadium will provide almost 400 beds over seven storeys, whilst the nearby £14.4 million Gorgie Road development will deliver 249 beds.

Both projects are due for completion in mid-2022.

Gary Holmes, regional MD of GRAHAM, said, “These projects further bolster our strong position in the student accommodation and build-to-rent sectors. The facilities we are constructing for Watkins Jones will provide high quality student accommodation, incorporating the full range of lifestyle and amenity facilities which today’s students expect.”