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Ground broken on £200m Haymarket scheme

The HaymarketGround has been broken at the  Haymarket development, Edinburgh, a £200m joint venture on the former railway goods yard.

The first office building is due for completion in 2018 on a prime site which has been derelict for decades. Tiger Developments & Interserve are behind the scheme which will provide a mix of offices, retail units and a hotel.

This latest stage of work follows extensive strengthening of the railway tunnels under scrub land that has been used as a car park for many years.

Councillor Gavin Barrie, convenor of the economy committee, said: “The Haymarket Edinburgh is helping create real momentum in the area alongside other large-scale speculative office developments being built. With its prime location next to Haymarket station and tram stop, it will bring thousands of jobs to the city during construction and once complete.”

Graham Haydon-White, development director at Tiger Developments, said: “The importance of this cannot be underestimated.

“Not only are we placing a ceremonial spade in the ground to mark the unprecedented removal of original tunnel earthworks dating back as far as 1840, it also clearly demonstrates our full commitment behind this landmark scheme as it advances towards phase one delivery in 2018.

“With the stage one build contract now in place, we are uniquely placed ahead of any other major mixed-use development in the capital.”

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