Haymarket, Building 4 and 5


Location: Edinburgh

Client: Sir Robert McAlpine

Value: £8 million

Duration: 54 weeks


Cidon were appointed by Sir Robert McAlpine for the concrete works package to the second phase at the £350 million Haymarket Edinburgh mixed-use development.

Building 4 and 5 Haymarket Square, provided 110,000 sq. ft of Grade A office accommodation with a gross development value of £80m.
The Haymarket Scheme delivered more than 380,000 sq. ft of much-needed office space along with hotel accommodation totalling 365 bedrooms and provision for 40,000 sq. ft of retail space. The four-acre site will comprised of five buildings, three of which will be offices and the other two hotels. It is estimated that the office space alone will accommodate up to 4,500 workers.
The partners on this scheme, Qmile Group, M&G Real Estate, Foster & Partners and Sir Robert McAlpine, have previously worked together with Cidon to deliver the £750m mixed-use Quarter mile Scheme, also in Edinburgh city centre.  Cidon worked with Sir Robert McAlpine on this development in which we successfully delivered six phases over five years. We are delighted to be working with this client group again, and hope for this particular project relationship to continue over the coming years.


  • Basement Car Park Construction
  • Grade 2 water proofing & gas proofing to CS2
  • Sprayed concrete to face of contiguous piled wall
  • 2No. large slip form cores
  • Ground anchors to stop the basement slab lifting