Contractor’s Scottish subsidiary will redevelop high school for hub South East Scotland

Greg Fitzgerald

Galliford Try’s Scottish subsidiary Morrison has reached financial close on a £34m school development in Edinburgh for hub South East Scotland.

The project involves the extensive redevelopment of James Gillespie’s High School, including the demolition of existing school buildings and the construction of a new teaching block and sports centre.

In addition the Grade A listed Bruntsfield House at the centre of the school will be refurbished.

Galliford Try’s facilities management business will provide support services to the school for a 25-year concession period, worth a further £10m.

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald (pictured) said: “Our relationship with hub South East Scotland Limited is an important element of our Morrison business in Scotland and we are pleased to be selected for this significant education project for Edinburgh.

“We will continue to work with our public and private sector colleagues in Scotland to find innovative ways of delivering these projects that are so beneficial for local communities.”