£140m redevelopment in Edinburgh
Contractors invited to bid for university block
It will invest £140 million over five years with the aim of creating a world-leading research cluster.
At its heart is a £90m redevelopment of the Darwin Building, a 10-storey 1960s tower.
Designed by architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the re-engineered and re-clad building will provide laboratories for more than 350 researchers, an advanced technology hub and space to co-locate and support future growth in three strategic areas of research: Epigenetics; Infection and Global Health; and Synthetic Biology.
The works include a three-storey extension housing a lecture theatre, seminar spaces meeting rooms and a cafe.