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Jacobs to lead on Edinburgh city centre framework

Edinburgh

Jacobs has won the contract to lead the transformation of Edinburgh city centre.

Jacobs will lead on the framework supported by partners including Big Partnership, Burohappold Engineering, City Smart, Moffatt Centre at the Glasgow Caledonian University, Open, Simetrica, Space Syntax, Turley Heritage and WYG.

Works include construction, roads and transport development as well as environment, corporate, education and ICT services.

Transport and environment convener, councillor Lesley Macinnes, said: “This is a deeply ambitious and potentially game-changing opportunity to transform the city centre of one of Europe’s leading cities, for the benefit of generations to come.

“As we move forward with the consultation on how a future Edinburgh should look, we’re pleased to be working with Jacobs, whose previous projects demonstrate the ability to deliver forward-thinking solutions.”

Jacobs buildings and infrastructure Europe senior vice president Donald Morrison added: “Edinburgh is one of the world’s most archetypal cities and this programme enables Jacobs to play a role in helping the council make the city the best place to live, work and invest.

“Our understanding of the city through previous iconic projects, global projects expertise and ability to challenge different ways of thinking will enable us to co-create a plan that ensures a fairer, healthier and thriving capital city fit for the future.”

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