All posts by Neil Fordyce

Sharkey sprint to Powderhall project award

Our appointment by the City of Edinburgh Council to undertake the restoration of the Category B-listed Powderhall Stables community project follows on the heels of our recent project award by the Council. The project will comprise extensive fabric repairs to the 19th century building, together with landscaping works that include the creation of an outdoor public square. Internal reconfiguration of the original stables building will provide studios, adaptable workspaces and large function areas and we very much look forward to being involved in delivering this exciting community project.


CCS Framework journey underway with contract award

The £3.8m contract was secured on the basis of best value, following a competitive tender process through the Crown Commercial Services Framework. The project will involve extensive improvement work to the existing accommodation, the upgrading of utilities and services, together with the rectification of ongoing maintenance issues.

We very much look forward to working withThe City of Edinburgh Council to deliver this transformational community upgrade project.

Public Sector Success Continues for Sharkey

The £11bn framework is part of a unique joint venture designed to help the NHS Shared Business Services save money and enhance quality to enable them to improve health, innovate to save lives and deliver better outcomes with care and compassion.

Following an intensive selection process, Sharkey has been appointed to deliver construction projects across Scotland, ranging in value from £2.5m – £15m. This three-year framework appointment, with the possibility of a further 4-year extension, will see us engaged through both direct award contracts and those selected competitively. As a framework partner, Sharkey will deliver projects within a range of public sectors, including:  education, housing, social care, leisure, libraries, blue light, health and social care, offices, transport, military, farms, recycling and waste centres, industrial and commercial buildings and other public sector operational buildings and establishments.

Sharkey Target Platinum First

Located at the core of Edinburgh’s burgeoning financial district, the project will see Sharkey undertake a transformational  fit-out across three levels of Capital Square, the City’s latest landmark office development, creating a contemporary and flexible working environment for members of staff relocating from two existing offices.

In support of Brodies’ culture and values, Sharkey will deliver the Capital Square fit-out to accredited environmental standards that will enhance the health and wellness of building users. Employing the WELL Building Standard, a performance-based environmental monitoring system, the project is targeting a ‘Platinum’ rating – one of the first to be achieved in Scotland.

Sharkey helps Red Carnation blossom

This exciting £6m development, for luxury hotel operator Red Carnation Hotel Collection, is located at 100 Princes Street in Edinburgh and entails the extensive restoration and remodelling of the elegant Category B listed building, previously home to The Royal Over-Seas League.

The project, which will include the creation of 29 bedrooms and an executive lounge overlooking the iconic Edinburgh Castle, carefully blends the boutique atmosphere of the group’s prestigious Hotel 41 in London with the building’s valued heritage and historic importance.  It is a transformational project in a stunning location and one we are delighted to have been entrusted with.