Developer Land Securities chooses Miller construction over Sir Robert McAlpine and Bovis Lend Lease for Almondvale.

Developer Land Securities has selected Miller Construction to build the £50m phase three of its Almondvale shopping centre to the west of Edinburgh.

Miller found out this morning that it had beaten Sir Robert McAlpine and Bovis Lend Lease to the scheme, an extension to the existing mall in the centre of the town.

The extension will include an indoor winter garden, flats and a hotel, and will be built over an existing car park.

The extension will make Almondvale Scotland's biggest indoor retail complex. Planning permission for the scheme was granted last November, and it is expected to be complete by autumn 2008.