IFT has been appointed by main contractors McAleer & Rushe on the new UK Government hub planned for New Waverley in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town.
The project involves the construction of a seven-level development, which comprises two office buildings providing almost 200,000 sq. ft. of ultra-modern Grade A office space, connected by a double height link bridge.
IFT installed 17,500 sqm raised access flooring and 500 sqm screed at the site which forms part of a World Heritage zone.
The UK Government announced last year that it will relocate 2,900 civil service jobs to the new regional hub by 2020 under the terms of a 25-year lease. This includes HMRC, which will operate one of its 13 regional centres from New Waverley. This will be the UK Government’s cross-departmental flagship Hub in Scotland, which will function as the Scottish base of several government bodies, including the Office of the Secretary of State for Scotland, the Office of the Advocate General, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Office for Statistics Regulation, the Government Actuary’s Department and HM Treasury. Staff from the Health and Safety Executive and the Information Commissioner’s Office will also be based here.