Esh Border Construction has won a deal to refurbish the 19th-century City Observatory in Edinburgh.
Esh will refurbish the observatory on the city’s Calton Hill, opening up the 19th-century building to the public for the first time in its history.
As well as refurbishing the building, Esh will build a new restaurant and gallery space on the site, which will sit alongside the classical Greek-style structure designed by architect William Henry Playfair in 1818.
The building was originally completed in 1822.
Edinburgh County Council and visual arts company Collective – which will host artists in the project’s new-build gallery – commissioned the project.
The observatory will open fully to the public by 2017.
Other projects in Edinburgh to get the go-ahead this week include a £25.9m regeneration scheme for Edinburgh City Council to build 160 homes, won by Willmott Dixon.