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Edinburgh Carillion's bank job

Contracts

CARILLION has a full Easter bonnet after beating Balfour Beatty to scoop a £18 million contract to build offices for Deutsche Bank in Edinburgh.

Insiders said the two contractors had been locked in talks with project manager MPM Capita since March. The other bidders on the scheme were Sir Robert McAlpine, Miller, MJ Gleeson and Morrison.

Work is earmarked to start on the Ferry Road site next month and be completed by June 2001. The deal involves building a three-storey office block with a basement car park and a ground floor link to an adjacent office owned by WM Company, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bank.

The site is currently being used as a car park and was bought by Deutsche Bank from Telford College. BDG McColl is project architect.