News and updates from the Estates department.

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Refurbishing exam desks with Recycle Scotland

The Estates Department’s Waste and Furniture Management Team is working with Recycle Scotland to bring life back to the University’s exam desks, which are over five decades old.

Visit from Bucknell University

In May, our Carbon Net Zero Energy Team welcomed a group of students from Bucknell University, Pennsylvania to the University of Edinburgh.

New Institute of Genetics and Cancer research facilities

Building works have completed at the Western General Hospital campus and the new building has been handed over to the Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC), with users moving into the space in early May.

Edinburgh Marathon 2024

Edinburgh Marathon Festival 2024
The will be some disruption to the Central Area campus on 25th and 26th May.

Archaeological Dig

Last year the Estate Development Team and the Easter Bush Farms Team helped to create a mock excavation site on the Easter Bush campus, home to The Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies.

Environmental Human Performance Lab for athletes

Last year we introduced an exciting new facility to our estate - an environmental chamber.