Images reveal ambitious plans for BioQuarter

Plans to transform an area in Edinburgh, the hub for much of the University’s world-leading medical teaching and research, have been revealed.

The image of Edinburgh BioQuarter showcases a planned £750 million expansion of the site, which includes more space for research innovation, commercial use and residential housing.

Once completed, the refreshed vision could deliver one of the largest single developments in the UK focussed on life sciences innovation, health care delivery, medical research and teaching.

University campus

Edinburgh BioQuarter is a key part of the University’s campus.

It is home to much of the University’s Medical School, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the Queens Medical Research Institute and the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine. The University’s advanced capabilities in medical imaging – Edinburgh Imaging – is also based at the site.

The University is one of four major partners that form Edinburgh BioQuarter. Along with the City of Edinburgh Council, NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise, it has invested more than £500 million into the project.

Health Innovation District

BioQuarter intends to seek a joint venture partner to accelerate developments.

The proposals will create a new vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood, supporting a community of more than 20,000 people.

This is the start of an exciting journey in the next chapter of Edinburgh BioQuarter’s development. As we move ahead, we want to ensure that we involve our staff, students and the local communities in this long-term vision. The opportunities here are vast and, once realised, can deliver significant and long lasting economic and social benefits for Edinburgh, Scotland and beyond.

Hugh EdmistonChair of Edinburgh BioQuarter Strategy Board

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