Work has started on a new two-storey 1200 square metre modular building, which will provide a mix of specialist office and lab space. The building will open in early 2018 and is situated in the south of Edinburgh BioQuarter – adjacent to Nine and the Centre for Dementia Prevention.
I’m delighted to see work starting on the new building...The offering at Edinburgh BioQuarter – with all its clinical, research and academic expertise – as a place to base your life sciences company is, in many ways, unrivalled.Hans Möller, Director, Edinburgh BioQuarter
The development follows on from the success of Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter’s first commercial building, which is now fully occupied. Nine is home to over 20 innovative and award-winning Life Sciences businesses, including Iomet Pharma, Aquilla BioMedical and LifeArc.
Derek McCrindle, Head of Business Infrastructure at Scottish Enterprise, said: “Edinburgh BioQuarter is one of the most significant long-term programmes Scottish Enterprise has undertaken to accelerate growth in the Life Sciences sector. Demand has outstripped supply at Nine, demonstrating the pull of the location as a base for Life Science businesses."
The start of these works brings the value of construction projects currently taking place at Edinburgh BioQuarter to over £200m. Construction started earlier this month on the University of Edinburgh’s £50m Centre for Tissue Repair...