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 24th April 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. Large Animal Research and Imaging Facility (LARIF)


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 

Operatives (approx.):           100 +

Activities taking place:       

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

Installation of internal partitions, decoration, flooring and ceiling finishes.

Installing cladding to stairwell

Installation of doors / door operating systems

Continuing to install lab furniture. Installing acoustic panels.

Plumbing of sanitary ware.

Continuing to install zinc soffit and stone base courses.

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

Removal of scaffold from some areas.

Fitting and wiring IT cabinets.

Fitting of roof copes.

Building timber fence around the generator.

McLaughlin Harvey are having difficulty getting Scottish Water to commit to a date for the water main connection at the Centre Building site. As such I am not able to confirm when this will happen, however I will update the campus at the first opportunity.

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 

Operatives (approx):  20 operatives, 3 management staff

Activities taking place:       

Continuation of mechanical / electrical fit out. Continuing controls installation.

Continuation of flushing works.

Installation of gas mains pipe to the south of the campus.

The levelling of the grass courtyard next to the Roslin Building started on Friday (21st) and the seeding of the area will start early next week.   

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.

07:00-16:00, Saturday & Sunday.

Operatives (approx):           

50 and 3 Site Manager

Activities taking place:       

Erection of brick feature panels.

Internal decoration.

Preparation of service yard ramp area.

Pouring concrete for service riser base.

Continue installation of rubber sheet flooring and specialist equine flooring.

Installation of internal doors.  

Electrical / mechanical second fixes in the main building.

Soft landscaping around building.

Lift installation.

Small deliveries of plant and materials throughout the week. Concrete deliveries on Monday.

As the construction of the building nears an end, space on the site is getting particularly tight. It will be necessary to store some material out with the site in order to allow works to progress. You may notice that an area is being fenced off opposite the hay shed which will be used to store a small amount of material. Vehicle movement will be more frequent around this area and as such I would ask that staff take extra care when walking between the fields and the hospital. In particular the gates should be closed (blocking the track to vehicles) when moving horses through this area.

Location of works:               



4. Campus Perimeter Road (Phase 1)

Contractors Onsite:             

Robertson Construction

Working Hours:                   

Monday – Friday, 07:30-18:00.

Operatives (approx): 19

Activities taking place:       

Delivery of site cabins (Tuesday). Continuing site set up.

Painting of site hoarding.

Continuation of site strip. Continuing to transfer top soil to south western field.

 Levelling and seeding of verge and other areas across the campus.


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.

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