SASA relocated from East Craigs to purpose-built accommodation at Gogarbank Farm, 4 miles west of Edinburgh, near Ratho, in 2006.
The move to Gogarbank Farm, where SASA's field trialling work takes place, eliminates the need for inter-site travel, provides modern facilities to replace the ageing buildings at East Craigs, and allows for full integration of the laboratory, glasshouse and field operations.
Construction of the new premises commenced in July 2004, and was completed on time, and within budget, in December 2005. The transfer of personnel and scientific equipment to the new accommodation was completed by the end of February 2006.
Visualisations of the complex are shown below.
The design team for the relocation project comprised:
Project Manager (External)
Turner & Townsend
St Vincent Street
Lead Consultants & Project Architects
Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Consultants
Civil & Structural Engineering Consultants
Blyth & Blyth Consulting
Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
Missives for the sale of the East Craigs site were concluded with Cala Management Ltd, who obtained planning consent on 29 March 2006 for the provision of 277 residential units on the site (including 40 affordable units).