University's £21.7 million refurbishment

Published: 27 February 2019

Kier Construction Scotland have completed the multi-million-pound overhaul of two historic buildings, for the University of Edinburgh.

Kier Construction revealed the results of work on College of Art and Murchison Building, a stunning transformation of two historic buildings on the University of Edinburgh’s campus.

We are proud to have successfully completed these major projects... which will improve the student experience at the University and leave a legacy for staff to enjoy...

Brian McQuade, Managing Director, Scotland and North East, Kier Construction

 

The £14 million refurbishment of the A-listed Edinburgh College of Art involved essential upgrading of the building’s fabric and internal systems, and brought a disused courtyard back into use as a multi-purpose event space, with the latest in audio and visual facilities.

The B-listed Murchison House received a £7.7 million fit-out to transform it into a dynamic, multi-functional building.

The former British Geological Survey building on the University’s King’s Buildings Campus now consists of an open-plan teaching hub with study spaces, lecture theatres, exhibition spaces, Edinburgh Innovations’ offices and incubation units, a café and a range of student services offices.

Brian McQuade, managing director of Kier Construction Scotland and North East, said: “We have deepened our relationships with the local supply chain to help create a range of employment opportunities throughout Edinburgh and surrounding areas...”

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