Granton Gasworks Railway Station
We’ve taken local people with us through every step of this process to reach this first major milestone. Seeing the refurbished Granton Station and iconic clock as well as the new square in all its glory feels very significant for the project. They sit at the heart of our £1.3 billion regeneration of the wider area and will be a focal point for the community and visitors to enjoy for generations to come.
Cammy Day | Council Leader | The City of Edinburgh Council
Forming the focal point of a £1.3bm regeneration project, Granton Gasworks Railway Station in Edinburgh is a historic Edwardian building that has been given a new lease of life.
Appointed by The City of Edinburgh Council and part funded by Scottish Government, the project was delivered by Kier Construction via the SCAPE Scotland Construction framework and, as part of the regeneration scheme, will make a significant contribution to Edinburgh’s target to become a net zero carbon city by 2030.
Granton Gasworks Railway Station served the district of Granton in Edinburgh from 1846 to 1925 and now forms the heart of the city's Granton Waterfront redevelopment.
Procured through SCAPE Scotland Construction by Kier Construction, the former station has transformed from a derelict building into a high-quality creative workspace, with the community once again being able to use the public square in front for community events and recreation.
Due to the age and nature of the building there were several structural issues which required remediation. Partial demolition of the first floor to create the space for the new internal staircase along with structurally sound floors was the key activity early in the project. A new structural timber floor was constructed on the ground floor that retained the existing rail track bed below. To facilitate the roof linings, an extensive bird cage scaffold was erected across the first floor.
An important historical building for Edinburgh is once again supporting the local community. The building is an exciting mix of public areas and office spaces for the local people to utilise and enjoy.
Externally, double glazed heritage-style windows and new curtain walling at the north and south gables and main entrance have leased new life into the building. Supporting the City of Edinburgh Council's net zero aspirations, the thermal efficiency of the building has been improved with the introduction of new insulated roof and wall linings, whilst retaining many of the elements that form the character of the building.
The floor plans have maintained their simplicity with large, bright open plan office areas with separate toilet and staircase. Much of the existing glazed brick has also been retained within the ground floor and circulation areas. Air source heat pumps provide underfloor heating, and modern efficient LED lighting throughout, create a bright and attractive work environment.
There is a community art gallery space where local artists and performers can showcase their works, and the newly created public square in front of the building will host community events throughout the year.
As part of Kier’s commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in the areas in which they work, the project team delivered three new jobs, six work experience placements, four construction curriculum events, fourteen supply chain events, and two community benefit events.
SCAPE Scotland Construction
City of Edinburgh Council
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