Halliday Fraser Munro strengthens Edinburgh presence following wins on £150m worth of city projects



Architecture and planning firm Halliday Fraser Munro (HFM) has continued its 20-year presence in Edinburgh with a new city centre office after winning contracts to work on projects worth in excess of £150 million.

David Halliday

Under the leadership of managing director David Halliday, the practice’s operations in Edinburgh will be run by fellow directors Michael Halliday and Jet Cameron.

HFM said the move will allow it to create even closer connections to new and existing clients involved in a wide range of new build projects across the residential, education and care home sectors.

David said: “The decision to move from our base in Haymarket to new premises in Melville Street has been a strategic one based on our long-term vision for Edinburgh and to allow for the growth of our highly-skilled and in demand team.

“Over the past 20 years, we have developed a reputation for delivering large projects in a personal way and this has earned us a great deal of respect and credibility. Clients appreciate our boutique design approach and tailored service, along with our commitment to delivering projects on time and on budget.

“Our Edinburgh team is currently working on a wide range of different projects, with significant work including residential units for local authorities, homes for the private rental sector, care homes and hotels. Halliday Fraser Munro is one of the preeminent practices in Scotland: the scope or our current projects and what is in the pipeline are a clear demonstration of that.”

Over the past two decades, Halliday Fraser Munro has been appointed to work on a number of high-profile projects that are transforming communities and stimulating economic growth.

Recent projects from the team in Edinburgh include:

  • Working with Cruden Homes (East) Ltd to create 450 new homes at Longniddry.
  • Development of a masterplan for 700 new homes on the western edge of Edinburgh.
  • A significant project for Midlothian Council which combines 50 new build homes on an existing brownfield site on Newmills Road in Dalkeith, along with a 40-bed intermediate care facility.

Although residential and local authority-led projects currently form a significant part of its current portfolio, the practice has delivered numerous large-scale projects for clients in a variety of different sectors.

Some of these highlights include:

  • The sensitive redevelopment of £14m Niddrie Mill Primary School for CCG, Places for People & PARC Craigmillar.
  • Bridgened Inspiring Growth – a flagship project selected for the launch of the Scottish Government’s policy on tackling social isolation.
  • The development of Exchange Tower in Haymarket – a landmark building and the tallest in central Edinburgh.
  • Masterplanning for the 120-acre Queensferry One site at Rosyth, which combines manufacturing, distribution and office space.


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