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Competition: University of Edinburgh land disposal masterplanners

Roslin, Scotland
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The University of Edinburgh is recruiting a pair of masterplanners for the residential redevelopment of two greenfield sites in Roslin

The winning teams will draw up outline plans and win planning permission in principle for two larges sites close to the prestigious university’s Easter Bush Campus.

Located around 10 kilometres south of the Scottish capital, the Easter Bush Campus is home to the university’s Royal School of Veterinary Studies and the Small Animal Hospital.

The development sites are located east of the campus and are set to be transformed from open fields to either housing or another form of high-value development.

According to the brief: ‘The University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint planning consultants to prepare masterplans and secure planning permission in principle for two lots. In order to maximise the potential income to the university from the disposal of the sites, planning permission in principle will be required prior to marketing.’

The latest contract is the latest to be announced by the university which is currently procuring an architect for a £1.5 million overhaul of 7-8 Chambers Street.

In December, the university also began a separate search for an architect to design a £20 million ‘nucleus’ building on its King’s Buildings campus while in August the university announced a search for five architects to deliver a range of projects worth around £80.6 million in total.

Bidders for the latest masterplanning contract may apply for two lots – covering the two Roslin and Oatslie sites – but only one site will be awarded to any single bidder. Applications will be assessed 60 per cent on quality and 40 per cent on cost.

Applicants must have an annual turnover of at least £100,000 and hold £5 million of employers liability insurance, £5 million of public liability insurance and £2 million of professional indemnity insurance.

The deadline for applications is 12noon on 20 March.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

Tel: +44 1316502506
Email: laura.skinner@ed.ac.uk

 

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  • I thought that the term 'redevelopment' usually referred to replacing existing buildings, or developing brownfield land that had previously been built on.
    OK so it's a man-made landscape, but if the University wants to urbanise open agricultural land that's never been built on then surely it's going to be brand new development.

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