Quartermile Edinburgh – Masterplan
Scottish Construction : Feb 2003
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Current PPP Scotland Programme: across Scotland, 29 councils are now part of the current PPP Scottish Construction programme involving total investment of over £2.2 billion. By 2009, a further 300 Scottish Schools are due to have been rebuilt or refurbished. Scottish Local authorities were invited in September 2001, to bid for a share of Scottish Executive revenue funding to support school building capital projects under PPP.
PFI Construction schemes in Scotland are failing to attract sufficient quality investors. The Scottish Executive held an ‘open day’ in Jun 2004 to publicise new projects and attract finance into Scottish PFI schemes such as hospitals and schools.
Some organisations are wary of negative publicity surrounding PFI projects such as the East Lothian Schools debacle. However, the Scottish Executive reportedly suggested reduced numbers of bidders for projects does not reflect loss of interest in Scottish Construction PPP projects but relates to the quantity of work in Scotland.
PFI Budget Cuts
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| Various Scottish Construction News Stories:
Galleries Strip Site
The £26m Playfair Project at the National Galleries of Scotland sites in Princes Street Gardens gets go ahead after MSPs yesterday endorsed the plans.
Dunbar’s speedy expansion to the south seems to be disjointed from the main community and promotes excessive commuting. The expansion of Gullane to the east and Drem to the north-west also seem raw in appearance compared to their respective contexts.
Haddington Amisfield Park site is under negotiation. Other Haddington proposals include the Briery Bank scheme put before the RFACS last year and Letham Mains to the West of the ancient market town:
Edinburgh & Lothian Structure Plan:
Shrub Place Campaign
World Trade Centre
Scottish Executive Development Department/City of Edinburgh Council:
City of Edinburgh Council:
Richard Murphy on Architecture
Richard Murphy Architects project for AMA New Town Ltd: Cramond housing at the former Dunfermline College of Education site at has finally been given planning permission “after over a year and a half in the planning system”.
Waverley on hold?
Usher Ambitious plans to refurbish Edinburgh’s Usher Hall and turn it into one of Europe’s leading concert halls have been given the go-ahead.
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Edinburgh Building News Feb 2003 – Building : page – adrian welch / isabelle lomholt