Graham starts £22m Edinburgh student rooms development

buccleuch-streetGraham Construction has begun work on a £22 million student accommodation project at the University of Edinburgh.

The Buccleuch Place & Meadow Lane student accommodation project involves the conversion and refurbishment of two grade B-listed tenement blocks and the construction of four new build accommodation blocks in the city’s Southside conservation area.

Graham began preparatory work on the site in December and project completion is expected by summer 2017.

meadow-laneThe conversion and refurbishment will see the current office accommodation at 1-6 and 7-13 Buccleuch Place transformed into 246 student bedrooms split into cluster flat arrangements.

To accommodate the construction of the four new build accommodation blocks at Meadow Lane, the site there will be cleared and converted into a further 138 bedrooms within 22 cluster flats.

Graham Construction regional director, Neil McFarlane, said: “Securing this contract with one of Scotland’s most respected universities is a real boost for Graham Construction, and the two-part dimension of refurbishing existing premises on site coupled with a new build construction poses an interesting challenge – one the team is looking forward to.”

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