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£140m redevelopment in Edinburgh

Contractors invited to bid for university block

Edinburgh biology campusEdinburgh University is inviting contractors to bid to develop parts of its School of Biological Sciences’ facilities at the King’s Buildings Campus.

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.

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