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Architect names for Nucleus

Sheppard Robson wins university hub deal

Nucleus hub at King’s campus

Architecture practice Sheppard Robson has won the design contract for the first phase of the £20 million Edinburgh University’s Nucleus Project.

The Nucleus will form a focal point for the redeveloped King’s Buildings Campus that includes the College of Science and Engineering.

There will be flexible learning spaces, study areas, lecture theatre, catering outlets, a gym, retail and a student information centre. It will be developed over 10 years.


Luke Thurman, associate at Sheppard Robson, said: “Coming off the back of our recent win of the refurbishment and extension of the Joseph Black Chemistry building on the same campus, our aim is to work hand in hand with the University to create state-of-the-art facilities that will continue to attract the best minds to study in Scotland.

“Higher Education is a rapidly changing arena that moves with the times perhaps faster than any other sector in terms of its facilities, and the Nucleus Project will reflect and complement the globally-renowned courses on offer at the University of Edinburgh.”


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