Scottish Enterprise, Building Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter

Nine is a 85,000sqft speculative (BioIncubator) laboratory and office development within the Edinburgh BioQuarter overlooking Edinburgh’s Royal Infirmary. We were responsible for managing and fostering a collaborative multi-disciplinary design team including the delivery of project management, quantity surveying and CDM coordinator services.

From the outset we focussed on best value for Scottish Enterprise. We achieved this through implementing a tendering strategy driven by quality, not just lowest price. Procurement documentation encouraged early contractor involvement to improve delivery and facilitate a unified project team approach.

We utilised the NEC3 Option A form under a two stage design & build tender procurement strategy, as Scottish Enterprise’s highest priority was programme followed by cost certainty. Following the original shell & core works, we were re-appointed for subsequent fit-outs on each of the 3 floors, one of which included a 'Research Hotel' for 135 staff.

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