Graham Construction has been appointed as main contractor to a £7.5 million scheme to create a new community hub in Edinburgh.
The new East Neighbourhood Office and Craigmillar Library will be situated at the heart of the new Craigmillar Town Centre and will support the ongoing regeneration of the town.
Over the next ten years, projects worth approximately £300 million are expected under the Hub South East programme, which covers Edinburgh, Lothians and the Borders.
Graham Construction executive chairman Michael Graham, said: “We are looking forward to delivering this excellent project on behalf of hub South East Scotland and anticipate it becoming a valuable resource for the community in Craigmillar and residents of the wider east end of Edinburgh.
“With our work on the Royal Commonwealth Pool progressing well, this latest contract demonstrates Graham Construction is delivering some of the most high profile and keenly anticipated projects in the capital.”
Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, Alex Neil said: “The Scottish Government is maximising our capital spending this year to support infrastructure investment and jobs across Scotland. Projects such as this at Craigmillar are a vital part of that ongoing programme.
“Westminster cuts mean the public purse here in Scotland is under real pressure. That is why we need creative, innovative approaches, like the project underway here at Craigmillar, to deliver maximum value for taxpayers money.”