Call for building firms to share in £110m boom

Edinburgh building companies are being sought to help deliver a £110 million boom of work in the city, including a series of high-profile projects.

The Queensferry Crossing is a sign of Edinburgh's 'vibrancy', said Derek Shewan. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Robertson Partnership Homes and Robertson Central said that over the coming year it needs sub-contractors for the likes of 250 affordable houses for 21st Century Homes over seven sites, the University of Edinburgh’s Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility, and Raeburn Place Sports Stadium.

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Derek Shewan, chief operating officer at Robertson, said: “As the new Queensferry Crossing nears completion, this is a further sign of the confidence there is in Edinburgh and the vibrancy of the economy of Scotland’s capital.”

He said the volume of work available “represents a tremendous opportunity for contractors across a range of trades” who are being invited to attend a “meet the buyer” event at the city’s Lochend Industrial Estate this Thursday.