East Neighbourhood Office and Library

Lead Partner and Partners Involved: City of Edinburgh Council - Health & Social Care / Services for Communities / Children and Families / Finance

Value:      £7.7 million

Tier 1 Contractor: Graham Construction

This is the second project that The City of Edinburgh council has partnered with Hubco to develop, procure and construct on its behalf. The facility, totalling approximately 4,510msq, provides modern and fit for purpose accommodation that includes a community library, meeting space, community engagement facilities and open plan offices for 350 staff from four departments of the council. The project fulfils many wider corporate council objectives and initiatives including: the regeneration of craigmillar, the rationalisation of accommodation, increased flexible working for staff, closer working of departments, integrated community library facilities and the embedding of sustainability.

Key Deliverables:

  • On budget
  • On programme
  •  The Council’s in house architects were commissioned by Graham Construction
  • A new and innovative low carbon technology, providing highly efficient heating, cooling and hot water service system has been built into the facility. A BREEAM rating of Excellent was achieved.

Economic and Community Benefits:

  • Work placement targets for 14-16 year olds exceeded (75 v 20)
  • Professional recruitment and apprentice targets exceeded (5 v 3)
  • Indirect employment targets exceeded (14 v 2)
  • Visits by schools exceeded (215 v 20)
  • Visits from or to colleges and
  • Universities exceeded (167 v 20)
  • Value of work awarded to Scottish SMEs – 67%
  • Value of work awarded to local SMEs (within SE Territory) - £3.4m

Case Study

Press Release: Handover - 5 November 2012

Press Release: Work Begins - 11 August 2011