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Dave led a joint team with Stantec to deliver an economic and social impact assessment of the £1bn proposals to expand the existing site into a world leading health innovation district.
The focus was primarily on how to maximise the community impact of the development proposals and involved engagement with over 50 stakeholders from Faculty Deans to local community groups.
streets-UK were successful in a tender to deliver an economic and social impact assessment as part of the outline business case for the £1bn expansion of BioQuarter into a world leading health innovation district. The assessment was led by streets-UK with Stantec acting as sub-consultants for the economic assessment.
The commission was procured on behalf of the BioQuarter partners comprising Scottish Enterprise, City of Edinburgh Council, University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian.
Extensive stakeholder engagement was required with over 70 online consultations undertaken over a two-month period with the key partners as well as community groups and agencies focused on addressing inequality and social mobility in Edinburgh.
A core objective of the assessment was to identify approaches that would ensure that the neighbouring communities, many of whom experience significant poverty and disadvantage, would benefit directly through a community wealth building approach, sustainable procurement policies and inclusive education pathways.