Usher Institute

Moving In

Key dates and information relating to moving in to the Usher building.

Key dates

The on-site construction is due to be completed by summer 2023 when the building will be handed over to The University of Edinburgh for final fit out, including the additions of AV equipment, furniture etc. We anticipate moving in to the space in early 2024.

Timeline graphic depicting key dates for moving in to new Usher building
Timeline showing key dates for moving in to new Usher building

Floor plans

The simplified floor plans listed below provide a visual aide to show where our great new spaces are situated within the building. These plans provide the maximum capacity of meeting,  teaching and events spaces and maximum desk counts for each neighbourhood. They also indicate which Centres, teams and groups will be assigned to each neighbourhood in current plans. University neighbourhoods not assigned to particular Centres will be spaces for cross-Centre collaboration, offering teams that work across multiple Centres the chance to sit together - promoting integration and networking. More informal social areas for collaboration are also highlighted.

Usher New Build Ground Floor Simplified Plan
Usher New Build Ground Floor Simplified Plan
first floor plan
new building second floor plan
new building third floor plan

Detailed technical plans from the architects are available for those colleagues who have access to The University of Edinburgh's SharePoint site.

The New Usher Building at Edinburgh BioQuarter (via internal SharePoint) 

What do I need to do? When will I move?

Further information will be made available in due course regarding any actions that Usher staff or our partners need to take to prepare for moving in to the building.

There will be a further round of consultation in early 2023 to view sample furniture options ahead of final purchasing decisions.


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