Interserve wins McEwan Hall refurb

McEwan_Hall_RenovationThe renovation of University of Edinburgh’s historic McEwan Hall has been won by Interserve with a bid of £19.1 million.

The university says that its vision is to restore the Grade ‘A’ listed building to its former glory while taking the opportunity to open the ceremonial hall for the wider use.

McEwan Hall dates from 1897 and the decision to revamp the building was made after a long list of maintenance issues, including penetrating damp, damaged exterior stonework and failing ceilings.

The project, designed by LDN and Buro Happold, aims to increase the accessibility and capacity of the Robert Rowan Anderson whilst restoring the whole building to the former glory.

Internal renovation work will last for around two years and will include a huge extension of the basement in Bristo Square whilst creating a large glass public entrance; the external stonework has been procured separately and is mainly completed.

Interserve has a strong presence in the city, where it is also on site at The Haymarket, a £200m office development.

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