Tuffin Ferraby Taylor (“TFT”), independent property and construction consultancy, has been appointed as Project Technical Monitor at Edinburgh St James, the 1.7 m sq ft city centre scheme in Scotland’s capital.
TFT has been appointed by APG and the Henderson UK Shopping Centre Fund. The instruction enables TFT to provide independent technical monitoring to the investors, particularly focusing on quality, cost and programme.
Edinburgh St James is scheduled to open to the public in 2020. It will consist of 850,000 sq ft of prime retail space with over 85 shops and over 30 restaurants spread over four levels. These will sit alongside the existing John Lewis department store, which remains open throughout the development. The centerpiece of the development will be the iconic W Hotel, comprising up to 214 guest rooms and 20 suites. There will also be 150 new homes as well as Scotland’s first Everyman cinema.