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Edinburgh uni seeks architect for £40m student union revamp

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The University of Edinburgh is on the hunt for an architect for a £40 million revamp of its student centre

Split across two phases, the project will create a new ‘cohesive’ base for student services and the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) which are currently spread across several buildings.

Planned to complete in 2020 – the first phase will refurbish Teviot Row House (pictured), demolish the historic building’s Wilkie annexe and create a new build extension facing Charles Street Lane.

First opened in 1889, the Sydney Mitchell-designed sandstone structure – located on the prestigious university’s main campus – is thought to be the oldest purpose-built student Union in the world.

The second phase – planned to complete in 2022 – will co-locate EUSA and student services in a new building at No. 1 George Square with a bridge link to Teviot Row House.

Up to six designs teams will be shortlisted and invited to submit bids which will be judged 60 per cent on quality and 40 per cent on cost.

The winning team will develop proposals up to RIBA Stage C and produce an outline business case. A feasibility study has already been completed.

The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 12 June.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Margaret Lochhead
Procurement
University of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House
9-16 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1HT

Tel: +44 1316508202
E-mail: margaret.lochhead@ed.ac.uk

 

 

 

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