Morrison Construction wins £9.6M Edinburgh design and build job

An artist's impression of the new Lyell Centre
An artist's impression of the new Lyell Centre

Work is expected to start this month on the new £17M Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh campus after Morrison Construction was revealed as main contractor.

 

The firm, which is part of Galliford Try, has been awarded a £9.6M design and build contract to carry out the year long programme of works.

 

The new building will be the Scottish headquarters for the British Geological Survey (BGS) as well as a major joint BGS/Heriot-Watt University research centre for geological, petroleum and marine sciences.

 

The centre will provide offices, research laboratory areas, aquarium laboratories and associated working areas, a central core containing welfare facilities and ancillary meeting areas, as well as external landscaped areas.

 

Morrison Construction regional director Eddie Robertson said: “We are delighted to have been selected by Heriot-Watt University and BGS to construct this major new project at the University’s Edinburgh Campus.

 

“This appointment reflects our strong reputation and market presence within the education sector. We look forward to working with Heriot-Watt University and BGS to create the top class facilities the students and staff deserve.”

 

Lyell Centre co-ordinator Professor Murray Roberts said: “We are really pleased to see the Lyell Centre moving into the construction phase. A lot of work over the last two years has got us here, on time and on budget.”

 

BGS executive director John Ludden added: “BGS is delighted that the contract for the Lyell Centre has been agreed and building can commence on an exciting new opportunity for the British Geological Survey and Heriot Watt University to strengthen our capabilities and build new areas of co-operation.”

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