University of Edinburgh Capital Development

The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s leading academic institutions and has ambitious plans to invest over £1.5bn in its estate over the next 10 years:


Work is already underway on this significant investment portfolio with individual projects at various development stages. There is significant potential for investment across all of the portfolio.

City Centre Campus

The University is developing a £650m masterplan centred on its City Centre estate which will bring together its internationally recognised centres of expertise to create a geographically compact campus.

Edinburgh BioQuarter

The Edinburgh BioQuarter is an £800m shared vision between the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, the City of Edinburgh Council and Scottish Enterprise to bring together academic scientists, clinicians, nurses, patients and industry, in world-class facilities, on one site. The four partners continue to advance their 10 year capital and infrastructure programme, estimated at £800m, to deliver 150,000m2 of development.

King’s Buildings

The King’s Buildings campus is a leading science and engineering establishment and a major focus of University activity. The master planning exercise has been completed and sets the scene for developing the campus over the next 10 years.

Easter Bush

Easter Bush has the largest concentration of animal science related expertise anywhere in Europe is now in the seventh year of a 20-year master plan. The next 3 years will see £60m of investment in the form of a new innovation centre, campus staff and student facilities, leisure and sport facilities, infrastructure and a new large animal surgery. Further development beyond 2018 is in planning of circa £150m including a Large Animal Research & Imaging facility, teaching building, infrastructure, expansion of animal hospitals and more animal support facilities.


To obtain further information about this opportunity, contact:

Hugh EDMISTON, University of Edinburgh, E: +44 (0)131 650 9844 


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