Edinburgh BioQuarter development partner sought

A news article on the Edinburgh BioQuarter development opportunity.

A private sector development partner is being sought for the expansion of Edinburgh BioQuarter.

The process to appoint a private sector development partner for the expansion of Edinburgh BioQuarter has been launched by a partnership of the City of Edinburgh Council, Scottish Enterprise, and the University of Edinburgh.

The Edinburgh BioQuarter development will deliver a new mixed-use neighbourhood on 64 acres of land in southeast Edinburgh. It will create new commercial space for life sciences companies along with around 2,500 new homes and associated infrastructure. In total, there is an estimated development capacity of approximately 360,000 square metres, representing a projected gross development value of around £1 billion. 

Once complete, the development is expected to support over 200 companies and employ around 13,000 people. It will build upon the success of the existing Edinburgh BioQuarter, which features two major hospitals, the Edinburgh Medical School, multiple research institutes, and business space home to some of Scotland's most innovative life sciences companies.

We’re proud to be a partner in Edinburgh BioQuarter, a driving force in Scotland’s thriving life sciences sector and already a prime destination in the UK for healthcare delivery, ground-breaking medical research and health innovation. The expansion of BioQuarter is a key part of Edinburgh’s economic future – an area earmarked for life science development supporting wider growth and regeneration in the south east of the city. Edinburgh BioQuarter has the potential to bring in billions of pounds of investment with lasting benefits for local people, connecting jobs, education and opportunities to nearby areas like Greendykes and Craigmillar, where we’re also making major investments in regeneration.

- Councillor Adam McVey, Leader, the City of Edinburgh Council.

More information on the opportunity and how to apply can be found on the "Find a Tender" website.

Published: 3rd November 2021