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Edinburgh St James

Case Study

CLIENT NAME: Laing O’Rourke

Industry: Real Estate

Project Value: £469 million.

Construction dates: Ongoing

Services provided: Vertical Transportation

Architect: Allan Murray Architects


Edinburgh St James development regenerates the East End of Edinburgh via a retail led mixed use masterplan consisting of a 4 storey retail Galleria with 3 levels of basement car park below and 2 residential blocks, 2 hotel blocks, an apart-hotel and cinema above.

The scheme has been developed by TIAA Henderson Real Estate with private investment from a third party and part public-funded through a GAM agreement with the Scottish Government with Laing O’Rourke as the main contractor.

TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman were appointed to provide vertical transportation support services to the main contractor Laing O’Rourke. The main services provided were progress inspection, technical guidance, Installation inspections and performance testing.

The project includes a number of Escalators, Passenger Lifts, Goods Lifts and Dock Levellers. The retail section of the project is nearing completion with a planned opening date of June 2021.

TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman will continue to support the client as the other sections of the project complete in the near future.
As well as the on-site construction support services TÜV SÜD Dunbar Boardman will continue to support the end client through our maintenance management services ensuring the equipment is maintained to the highest of standards whilst operating safely and efficiently for all users.

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