Third and final phase of development

University names contractor for data centre

Edinburgh university data centreEdinburgh University has appointed McLaughlin & Harvey as contractor for its £28 million data technology institute.

The building is to be the third and final phase of the university’s Potterrow development, following the completion of the Informatics Forum and Dugald Stewart Building, and it will complete the urban block and courtyard of the original scheme.

The new building, designed by Bennetts Associates, which received detailed planning consent in June, will be home to a group of occupants fro the University, its start-up and spin-out companies, and industrial collaborators.

Work will start next month, with completion expected in late 2017.

The project team includes Faithful & Gould, Buro Happold, Turner & Townsend and Ironside Farrar.

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