Graham secures work on Edinburgh student projects providing over 600 beds

Contracting firm Graham has secured two key student accommodation projects in Edinburgh with a combined value of almost £35 million.

The Westfield Road project near Murrayfield Stadium will provide almost 400 beds when completed. Image: Infinite 3D
The Westfield Road project near Murrayfield Stadium will provide almost 400 beds when completed. Image: Infinite 3D

The deal with Watkin Jones, which specialises in the development of residential-for-rent schemes, involves projects close to Murrayfield Stadium and at nearby Gorgie Road.

Gary Holmes, regional managing director 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.”

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The £20.4m Westfield Road project near Murrayfield Stadium will provide almost 400 beds over seven storeys, while the £14.4m Gorgie Road development will deliver 249 beds. Both are due for completion in mid-2022.

Graham is a privately-owned company that specialises in the delivery of construction, civil engineering, interior fit-out, facilities management and investment projects. It operates from a network of 23 regional offices.

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