An update on the project contractor for the Scottish National Gallery redevelopment

The redevelopment of the Scottish National Gallery is being carried out by Interserve Construction Ltd. This is a part of the wider Interserve Plc which went into a pre-packaged administration arrangement on Friday 15 March.

Plans were already in place to allow key parts of the company to continue operating as normal, including the construction company that is working on the Scottish National Gallery development project. We do not anticipate that there will be any significant disruption to work on our project as a result of all this, but we will continue to monitor the situation very closely.

Work has been progressing well in many areas to transform the Scottish National Gallery into a space that will showcase Scotland’s art in a bright and airy space for all to enjoy.

As previously stated, the plan is that the public will be able to use the new accessible path in East Princes Street Gardens by the Spring.

We are very much aware that the Gardens are a key area of interest for Edinburgh residents and visitors, and thank everyone for their patience. The whole project is due to be complete, as previously announced, in early 2021.

The vision for the project, which got underway in October 2018, was revealed earlier this year in a fly-through animation which you can watch below.

18 March 2019