The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

Campus Developments

As the Campus goes through its next phase of Development from 2015 to 2017 there may be times when there is disruption to the campus, or information which we need to share with staff. This page will be updated on a regular basis to share this information.

Week commencing 27th March 2017

Live Projects:

  1. Roslin Innovation Centre and Campus Hub (Centre Building)
  2. Easter Bush Energy Centre   
  3. EDSCCU Project (Equine Diagnostic, Surgical and Critical Care Unit)
  4. Campus Perimeter Road (Phase 1)


1. Roslin Innovation Centre and Campus Hub (Centre Building)

Contractors Onsite:            

 McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd

Working Hours:                   

07:00 – 18:00 Monday – Thursday,

7:00 – 18:00 Friday

08:00 – 16:30 Saturday & Sunday (26th and 27th)

Operatives (approx.):           110 +

Activities taking place:       

Installation of services and utilities infrastructure, including plant on roof.

Installation of internal partitions, flooring and ceiling finishes.

Installing cladding to stairwell

Work on roof louvres

Installation of doors / door operating systems

Continuing to install lab furniture.

Continuing to install zinc soffit and stone base courses.

Erection of internal glazing screens and works to the roof light.

Commence installation of lifts.

Fitting cabinets in IT rooms.

The closure of Bush Farm Road, to allow for the trench excavation (for the subsequent water main connection for the Centre Building) will proceed on the 1st and 2nd of April as planned. The water supply will not be effected over the weekend. The number 15 and x15 buses will be diverted via Seafield Moor Road on these days. There will be two further road closures in April. We are pressing Scottish Water to try and programme all of the road closures to be over a weekend however this cannot be guaranteed. I will continue to provide more information as it becomes available.

Location of works:               

Compound by Greenwood Building

Centre Building Site                       

Spare plot adjacent to the Bumstead Building (occasional forklift and pick-up truck operating between this area and main site).


2. Easter Bush Energy Centre

Contractors Onsite:  Vital Energi

Working Hours: 

Monday – Thursday, 07:30-17:30.

Friday, 07:30-15:30.  

08:00 – 16:30 Saturday and Sunday (25th and 26th)

Operatives (approx):  40 operatives, 3 management staff

Activities taking place:       

Continuation of mechanical / electrical fit out including CHP fit out.

Continuation of flushing works.

I previously mentioned electrical works to connect the new, campus HV network to the Roslin HV switch room. This had been programmed for Monday the 20th. Whilst part of these works were completed, there were complications which meant that further works are required before the connection can be made. These additional works have been programmed for Saturday the 8th April. Generator back-up power will cover the majority of services within the building as before.

Location of works:               

Scottish Enterprise’s land to south eastern corner of the University’s Campus 

Energy Centre Site

Central line through campus.



3. EDSCCU Project (Equine Diagnostic, Surgical and Critical Care Unit)

Contractors Onsite:             

McLaughlin & Harvey Construction Ltd

Working Hours:                   

Monday – Friday, 07:00-18:00.

07:00 – 18:00 Saturday and Sunday (26th and 27th)

Operatives (approx):           

40 and 2 Site Manager

Activities taking place:       

Building blockwork internally. Laying paving slabs.

Internal partitions and decoration in main building

Commence installation of rubber sheet flooring. Installation of Equine Doors.

Installing trims and flashings to cladding and installing external louvres.

Electrical / mechanical second fixes in the main building.

Small deliveries of plant and materials throughout the week. There will be larger deliveries on Tuesday morning, Wednesday and Thursday.

Location of works:               



4. Campus Perimeter Road (Phase 1)

Contractors Onsite:             

Robertson Construction

Working Hours:                   

Monday – Friday, 07:30-17:30.

Operatives (approx):           


Activities taking place:       

Street lighting connections within the Roslin LV switch room.



General issues:  

Works vehicles to use Campus’ south entrance/exit only.

Designated contractor parking located within the top end of the “Red” car park.

I have included a map showing the available pedestrian access routes throughout the campus. I will update this as access changes.

In order to relieve some of the pressure on parking we have made 4 of the Roslin car park spaces, previously designated as disabled, available for all staff use. The spaces nearest to the building will continue to be disabled parking only. Where the signs have been turned around, these are available for all staff.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation, if you have any concerns with any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact me. Rob Lee, Easter Bush Site Coordinator (Estates Team), Mobile: 07825 120782,


Works stated in this update are weather dependent and therefore are liable to change.


Thank you in advance for your cooperation, if you have any concerns with any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Rob Lee

Easter Bush Site Coordinator (Estates Team)

Mobile: 07825 120782