Advisory role for Scott Wilson Group

The Scottish Borders Council has appointed consultancy Scott Wilson Group as engineering advisor for the Waverley Railway Project


The Scottish Borders Council has appointed Basingstoke-headquartered consultancy Scott Wilson Group as engineering advisor for the Waverley Railway Project.



The contract is expected to be worth around £9m over the duration of the project, which starts immediately and is due for completion toward the end of 2011.



Scott Wilson’s role includes the provision of multi-disciplinary design, requirements definition, reference design and construction supervision.



The Waverley Railway Project is a 47km rail link from the existing Edinburgh Crossrail scheme at Newcraighall to Tweedbank in the Central Borders region. The line will serve a combined population approaching 200,000 from seven new stations in the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, two of only three mainland areas in Scotland not currently served by a passenger railway.



The Waverley Railway Project is managed by a partnership comprising Scottish Borders Council, Midlothian Council, City of Edinburgh Council and Transport Scotland.



In addition to Scott Wilson’s appointment as engineering advisor, The Scottish Borders Council has also recruited a number of other specialist advisors to contribute to the scheme.