Meadowbank Update - February 2019

Edinburgh Leisure | Friday 8th February 2019 7:40am

Meadowbank project update - February 2019

Project update

The City of Edinburgh Council’s media team has provided the following update on where things are with certain elements of the Meadowbank project.

Graham Construction are organising a drop-in event for local residents, set for 8 February, 1.00pm - 3pm at Meadowbank Church.  This is as an opportunity to ‘meet the team, find out about the construction project and the community benefits it offers.  They’re likely to have a couple of CEC representatives attending and the architects will also be there with visuals.

In general, the project is progressing well with demolition works to the main stand nearing completion. 

Activities in the coming weeks include:

Tree removal – This has been put back to 11 February and as part of the tree removal, the Council is planning to recycle as much of the wood as possible. Some has already been earmarked for furniture and fittings for local nurseries. If you have any good suggestions for what else might be created from the reclaimed wood, please email

Further information can be found at

The City of Edinburgh Council is also committed to replanting more trees within the wider site, to outnumber those removed through the project.

Demolition The last section of the Main Stand (nearest London Road) was due to be taken down on Saturday, 9 February 2019, with a contraflow in place due to its close proximity to the main road.  However, as this is a main arterial route, and in the interests of public safety and minimising disruption to public transport, the work will not be carried out on Sunday with a full road closure in place. This area of London Road will be closed from 6.00-9.00a.m., Sunday, 17 February 2019.

Piling Works Foundation works for the new Sports Centre will commence in early to mid-March and should last for a total of six weeks. Graham Construction would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience and noise during this time. Monitors will be set up during the works to monitor noise and vibration.

Grahams are working with the waste collection service, Hamilton Waste, with their main aim to keep collections to a minimum by using larger skips and wagons, which in holding more, require less frequent uplifts. The on-site management team has also ensured that all waste is segregated into specific skips and maintains a close record of waste materials. Targets will be published quarterly. 

The community benefits that Grahams are planning include apprenticeships, jobs, work placements for school students and unemployed trying to get into work, a community benefits fund of £40k that local community projects could bid for, and all employees on site volunteering for two days (for example in Broomhouse, some used their two days to create a community garden).  

The wider development project is also moving to the next stage with further events planned.  If you want to see how this is progressing look at their sounding board presentation online.


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