Granton Station to be converted into a creative and community hub

The Edwardian B-listed former Granton Station, set in the heart of the city’s planned new sustainable Granton Waterfront project, is to be transformed into high-quality work and events space by The City of Edinburgh Council.

The station originally opened on 19 January 1846 by the Caledonian Railway, closing firstly in 1917 and reopening two years later, before permanently closing its doors in 1925. During its time open, it served the district of Granton, Edinburgh, Scotland on the Edinburgh, Leith and Newhaven Railway. Now, the station is set to take a new lease of life, being transformed into creative workspaces, along with a public civic square to the west of the building, which will be used to hold community events and as a recreational space for residents and visitors.

The City of Edinburgh Council appointed us to carry out Building Inspections of the original dwelling and platforms prior to works commencing, during and after. Our Clerk of Works is currently on-site working alongside the Project Manager, Site Manager and Contractors, and continues to receive progress meeting minutes and contract instructions. The site has been made secure and safety measures have been put in place across the site, along with temporary power supplies and scaffolding.

“The contractor is on target with the programme and quality issues are resolved with immediate effect where possible or as soon as practical. I am happy with the progress so far and looking forward to seeing the project as it develops.”

Clerk of Works

The station site, due for completion by early 2022, is part of The City of Edinburgh Council’s Granton Waterfront project, a key sustainable £1.3bn regeneration of this area, which will make a significant contribution to Edinburgh’s target to become a net zero carbon city by 2030.

We have a successful portfolio of projects ranging across all sectors of construction throughout the UK. We have had the opportunity to work on many large heritage schemes including The Piece Hall & Library (Halifax), The Auckland Project and the Waverley Project (Kirklees). To speak to us about Clerk of Works or NEC Supervisor services for your project, please call 01226 743959 or visit our website at www.hicktonqualitycontrol.co.uk

Hickton Quality Control is part of Hickton Group, Championing Quality, Compliance and Sustainability in the built environment.  Please visit our website hicktongroup.co.uk to find more information about Building Control, Quality Site Inspections, Energy & Sustainability, Gas and Electrical Safety Management or Gas Auditing and Consultancy services.

 

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