Network Rail awards £900k design contract for Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan

Network Rail awards £900k design contract for Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan

Network Rail has awarded a £900,000 design contract to Mott MacDonald for the Edinburgh Waverley Masterplan.

The contract will involve design work to assess and select the most appropriate options for the various elements of the Masterplan, to allow them to be developed further.

The Waverley Masterplan, a partnership between the Scottish Government (Transport Scotland), the City of Edinburgh Council and Network Rail, will look at the future growth anticipated at the station, the impact of city centre expansions, urban planning trends and how Waverley station can be boosted to encourage and contribute to the future development of Scotland’s capital city and support the wider economy.

Masterplan mezzanine from above

Mott MacDonald will progress the development and concept designs, where were revealed back in August, for transforming the capital’s main station.

Alex Hynes, Managing Director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “Our city stations, and the economies they support, will be key to how the country recovers from the impact of COVID-19 and nowhere more so than in our Capital.

“As restrictions ease and people begin to move around the country again, designing a station that works for the city, both now and in the future, is an important step to creating a modern, vibrant transport hub that will attract people to the railway and provide a distinctive and fitting gateway for people arriving into Edinburgh.”   

Karen Keast, Mott MacDonald in Edinburgh, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to develop the design concepts for the Waverley Masterplan.

“Edinburgh Waverley is an iconic part of the City’s heritage sitting as it does in a world-class urban and architectural environment. Celebrating and valuing this heritage will be central to our thinking but looking to the future and recognising the opportunities it holds will help define the station for the future.”

Masterplan internal

Transforming Track Maintenance & Safety

RTM APR/MAY 21

Transforming Track Maintenance & Safety

Delve into the rich range of contributions in our April/May 2021 edition of RTM, covering everything from automated video technology on trains to detect lineside obstructions and risks to the plans for Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and hear from the team behind the new Piccadilly line tube stock

Videos...

View all videos
RTM365 Online Festival, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

RTM365 Online Festival

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
16th June 2021

On the 16th June, RTM365 will bring together industry leaders to share their knowledge on how to start attracting a diverse workforce, 

how driving cultural change within your organisation can help develop and retain new skills,

the investment in creating a rail network accessible for all and

how to ensure your business meets EDI standards in procurement to win new business. 

Podcast

The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

More articles...

View all