Engineering Module 1

Overview of the Engineering Module 1 project.

Engineering Module 1

Project Manager: Anne Johnstone

Architect: BDP Partnership

Total Project Cost: £33.5m

Dates: 2020 - 2022

The Engineering Module 1 building is the first step in consolidating the School of Engineering on a site to the West of the King's Buildings Campus adjacent to Flowave and the Scottish Microelectronics Centre.

The new building includes new research laboratories along with expansion space for staff and students with new teaching facilities in close proximity to a new ground floor café/social facilities. The building will also form a new front door for the School of Engineering with the School offices moving into the building on completion. Enabling works for the project will take place over the coming months including utilities diversion and the demolition of the Biospace Building and Scottish Microelectronics Extension.


Current Phase – Enabling Works (2019 - 2020)

To allow construction of Engineering Module 1 to begin, the construction site needs to be cleared of services and made safe to hand over. There are a number of small projects required for this:

  • Removing and reusing (where possible) existing vacant buildings within the site
  • Demolishing buildings that cannot be reused
  • Diverting gas, electric, water and communication services
  • Moving and upgrading the liquid nitrogen facility to SMC
  • Relocating the bus stop from Roger Land
  • Road enhancement works around the Peter Wilson building and Max Born Crescent