Firm working on landmark building in Edinburgh's Charlotte Square hails new contracts

Four new contracts totalling almost £1.3 million have been awarded to Ashwood Scotland since the construction industry was permitted to start returning to work.

By Scott Reid
Wednesday, 9th September 2020, 4:45 pm
The firm is also progressing with work on a landmark building in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Picture:  Nadin Dunnigan
The firm is also progressing with work on a landmark building in Charlotte Square, Edinburgh. Picture: Nadin Dunnigan

The quartet of projects will commence at Townsend Place in Kirkcaldy, Greenrigg Primary School and Stoneyburn Primary School in West Lothian and at the University of Edinburgh’s School of Geosciences.

More than 70 staff are now employed by the Livingston-based firm which has just celebrated its 21st anniversary in business. Ashwood MD Archie Meikle said: “Following an extremely challenging period for everyone in the construction industry, we have emerged stronger than ever and the business is thriving.”

Meanwhile, at West Register House in Edinburgh the ongoing restoration by Ashwood of the national archives in Charlotte Square has reached a significant milestone.

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