St. James Primary Substation

  • Sector:Energy
  • Client:Scottish Power Energy Networks
  • Location:Edinburgh, Scotland
  • Value:TBC

As part of the wider £850m regeneration of Edinburgh City Centre,
Barhale was awarded the contract for the construction of a new, stone
clad, 2 transformer bay and switch room primary substation in the
heart of the City, by Scottish Power Energy Networks (SPEN).

The existing substation was situated inside the St. James Shopping
Centre. In preparation for the demolition of the shopping centre, the
substation had to be decommissioned and rebuilt at a new location
outside of the shopping centre footprint. This project was viewed as
one of the key steps in the overall regeneration of this part of the City
and as such the project had been widely publicised in the media. As
a result, Barhale’s works were high profile and generated a lot of local
interest.