Relocation to Gogarbank

SASA relocated from East Craigs to purpose-built accommodation at Gogarbank Farm, 4 miles west of Edinburgh, near Ratho, in 2006.

The move to Gogarbank Farm, where SASA's field trialling work takes place, eliminates the need for inter-site travel, provides modern facilities to replace the ageing buildings at East Craigs, and allows for full integration of the laboratory, glasshouse and field operations.

Construction of the new premises commenced in July 2004, and was completed on time, and within budget, in December 2005. The transfer of personnel and scientific equipment to the new accommodation was completed by the end of February 2006.

Visualisations of the complex are shown below.

Aerial view of SASA buildings at GogarbankSide view of SASA buildings at Gogarbank

The design team for the relocation project comprised:

Project Manager (External)

Turner & Townsend
St Vincent Street

Lead Consultants & Project Architects

Parr Architects
Roseburn Place

Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Consultants

Ove Arup
South Queensferry

Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants

Blyth & Blyth Consulting
South Gyle

Quantity Surveyors

Thomson Bethune
Forres Street

Building Contractor

Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd

Missives for the sale of the East Craigs site were concluded with Cala Management Ltd, who obtained planning consent on 29 March 2006 for the provision of 277 residential units on the site (including 40 affordable units).

Selection of photographs of the SASA buildings at Gogarbank


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