ISG to refurbish eight retail units at Edinburgh's Hermiston Gait Retail Centre
A CONSTRUCTION firm formed after the collapse of Rok and Tulloch Construction has won a s2.4 million contract to upgrade the Hermiston Gait Retail Centre.
Interior Service Group (ISG) Scotland has been appointed by Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) to carry out the work at the site in Edinburgh.
The contract for facade refurbishment of all eight retail units in the park will be phased to minimise disruption and allow retailers to continue trading.
ISG Scotland has agreed to do the bulk of the work outwith store opening hours.
Improvements include new sandstone external cladding to the units and new glass canopies at the entrance to each store.
Andy Mallice, ISGs managing director in Scotland, said: "Developing long-lasting relationships with our clients continues to prove critical to the success of the business and as an organisation we strive to provide consistently high quality service delivery regardless of geography.
"This latest scheme closely follows the recent announcement of a s12 million win with SWIP in Reading and demonstrates our capabilities across the UK.
London-based ISG launched its Scottish subsidiary last year, headed by Mallice, the former head of Rok Scotland.
Around 700 Scottish jobs were lost last year when Rok, and its subsidiary Tulloch Construction, went into administration.
ISG opened a Scottish office weeks later and quickly secured contracts worth more than s50 million after re-tendering for Rok contracts already underway.
Mallice has projected the firm will exceed turnover of s60 million in Scotland by 2012.