St James takes shape

Steelwork underway at Edinburgh St James development

Following the recent start of construction on the 1.7m-sq ft Edinburgh St James development, 15,000 tonnes of locally fabricated steel has been delivered on site for the new phase in the regeneration of the east end of Edinburgh.

Opening to the public in 2020, the mixed-use scheme in the heart of Edinburgh is one of the largest and most significant regeneration projects currently underway in the UK. Comprising 850,000 sq ft of retail space, including 85 new shops and 32 food and beverage units, an Everyman Cinema, up to 150 new homes, a five-star luxury W Hotel, a Roomzzz Aparthotel and three new public squares, Edinburgh St James is set to revolutionise and regenerate the city’s East End.

Project director Martin Perry said:“The steel’s arrival is essential for us to continue progressing construction at Edinburgh St James and we can now begin work on the steel structures that will slowly start to see the building outlines emerge, giving the public a glimpse of what the final development will resemble in 2020.”

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