Edinburgh St James, Connections

Photo of Edinburgh St James under construction

Construction of Edinburgh St James, the city’s premier new retail-led mixed use development is well underway and starting to take shape on the skyline.

We have been working on the project since last year, providing steel connection design work for BHC Ltd; a major structural steelwork design and installation company based in South Lanarkshire, Scotland.

As the main steelwork contractor, BHC Ltd. has been commissioned to supply, fabricate and erect over 16, 000 tonnes of steelwork and approximately 110,000m2 of metal decking.

To meet the demands of this extensive re-development project, Gyoury Self has been enlisted to design a wide spectrum of standard and non-standard connection designs; ranging from simple flexible end plate connections, to full end plate connections under extremely high tie forces, as well as many complex connections with a range of angles and section sizes.

The latest design technology and software is being used, including IDEAStatiCa for the design and code-check of the more challenging connection designs.



When complete, Edinburgh St James will offer 850,000 sq. ft. of prime retail, food and leisure space, as well as a luxury standard W Hotel and 152 private residential apartments.

The retail and leisure element is anticipated to complete in 2020, followed by full scheme completion in 2021.

Image credits: BHC Ltd, Gyoury Self, Edinburgh St James


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