Feasibility study planned
Sweco advises BioQuarter on transport
Sweco’s transport planning team will prepare a feasibility study leading to the design and implementation of a 3.5km travel corridor.
The life sciences campus in Little France is home to the Royal Infirmary, Queen’s Medical Research Institute, MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine and as well as a number of life science companies.
The development of the £150m Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences is under way at the site and will open in spring 2018.
Sweco has worked closely with Edinburgh bioQuarter since 2009 and the latest commission will see the company provide a range of transport consultancy services.
Brian Currie, programme director, NHS Lothian on behalf of Edinburgh bioQuarter partners, said: “We are happy to be working with Sweco as a partnership on this important programme of works at Edinburgh bioQuarter. This work will help to prepare the site for future expansion whilst also encouraging access to, and promotion of, active travel options for those using the site.”