Celebrate our city title

OUR COMMITMENT

Sustainability is at the heart of the Edinburgh St James project. Throughout the development, we’ve had in place numerous Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives which are being delivered alongside the main contractor Laing O’Rourke.

These are centered around three core themes that draw on the project’s commitment to the wider community in Edinburgh: business and economy, social and community and the environment. Combined, these will substantially contribute to the overall success of the development and regeneration of the wider East End of the city.

LOCAL WORKFORCE

3,885 PEOPLE
were inducted on site
80% LIVE LOCALLY
that’s 2,281 workers from within
100 miles of the project

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

DEMOLITION
WASTE DIVERTED
FROM LANDFILL

31,737 Tonnes
of recycled aggregate from
demolition re-used on site for
construction purposes, that’s
264 blue whales

CONSTRUCTION
WASTE DIVERTED
FROM LANDFILL


INVESTING IN FUTURE TALENT

19
WORK EXPERIENCE
PLACEMENTS
15
DESIGN ENGINEER
CONSTRUCT
lessons supported at
Drummond Community
High School


819
STUDENTS
ENGAGED
through curriculum engagement
activities / work experience
STUDENTS
ENGAGED FROM
59
different schools colleges
and universities

SENSE OF PLACE

£7000
DONATED
to charities by Laing O’Rourke
and supply chain companies
working on the project
742.5
HOURS
VOLUNTEERING
to charities by Laing O’Rourke
and supply chain companies
working on the project
1108
ITEMS
DONATED
for Edinburgh Children’s Hospital
Charity’s Calaréidh respite centre and
Edinburgh City Mission’s Care Van

THE STORY SO FAR

DAYS WORK
EXPERIENCE

1022 days, exceeding
target by 522 days

OF COMMITTED
ORDERS TO DATE

£127.2m

WEEKS UNTIL
OPENING

55 weeks out of 209