Usher Institute


With our new Usher building due to open in 2024, developments are progressing well to create a welcoming new space for focus, collaboration and engagement.

Proposed view of new Usher Building, looking across from current NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter building car park (Southern side)
Proposed view of new Usher Building, looking across from current NINE Edinburgh BioQuarter building car park (Southern side)

The Usher building has many great new spaces providing opportunities for academics and partners to work and collaborate in new and innovative ways towards our shared purpose of developing data-enabled solutions to benefit health and wellbeing. The design of the spaces has been informed by feedback received from consultation groups. It will be home to our on-campus Master of Public Health programme - with our students bringing enthusiasm and new perspectives each year - as well as being the base for our online postgraduate taught programmes.

Our location and community is key in this new move as we celebrate being a core part of Edinburgh’s Health Innovation District, Edinburgh BioQuarter, whilst developing strong links to the local community.

Plans are well underway to make our moving in to the building as smooth and seamless as possible for what will be a complex and mammoth task! These pages are intended to keep you well-informed of any news and updates as the project progresses.


Video: Usher New Build progress drone footage, September 2022
Construction progress drone footage of new Usher building at Edinburgh BioQuarter, September 2022

 Construction drone footage taken September 2022 © McLaughlin & Harvey


The design and location of the new Usher building will support the further development of our world-leading innovation hub where public, private and third sectors collaborate to enable data-driven advances in the delivery of health and social care.

We look forward to welcoming you into this exciting new space - where our staff, partners, members of the local community and wider publics will have the opportunity to collaborate, engage and co-develop innovations. Through these collaborations, the Usher community at The University of Edinburgh will support a data-driven approach to transforming health and wellbeing in society.

Professor Sir Aziz Sheikh OBEDirector of the Usher Insitute and Dean of Data, The University of Edinburgh

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