The Waverley Masterplan, a partnership between Scottish Government (Transport Scotland), City of Edinburgh Council and Network Rail, will consider the future growth anticipated at the station, the impact of city centre developments, urban planning trends and how Waverley station can be enhanced to encourage and contribute to the future development of Scotland’s capital city and support the wider economy.
The Mott MacDonald team will take forward and develop the concept designs, which were revealed back in August, for transforming the capital’s main station.
Dan Moor, Weston Williamson + Partners, said: “We are excited to be involved in this prestigious scheme. The masterplan for Edinburgh builds on our ongoing work at historic Network Rail stations including Bristol Temple Meads, Paddington and Victoria, and the growth of our recently opened Northern Studio. We look forward to working with Network Rail and the design team to deliver this scheme.”
Alex Hynes, managing director of Scotland’s Railway, said: “Our city stations, and the economies they support, will be key to how the country recovers from the impact of COVID-19 and nowhere more so than in our Capital. As restrictions ease and people begin to move around the country again, designing a station that works for the city, both now and in the future, is an important step to creating a modern, vibrant transport hub that will attract people to the railway and provide a distinctive and fitting gateway for people arriving into Edinburgh.”
Karen Keast, Mott MacDonald in Edinburgh, said: “We are delighted to have been selected to develop the design concepts for the Waverley Masterplan. Edinburgh Waverley is an iconic part of the City’s heritage sitting as it does in a world class urban and architectural environment. Celebrating and valuing this heritage will be central to our thinking but looking to the future and recognising the opportunities it holds will help define the station for the future.”
More information on the Waverley Masterplan can be found on Scotland’s Railway project hub. https://scotlandsrailway.com/projects