THE building project

Gateway to Easter Bush Campus

The £30 million development of the Roslin Innovation Centre forms part of the University of Edinburgh’s ambitious programme of work, in line with the Easter Bush Campus Masterplan, which will deliver a European Centre of Excellence in Animal Sciences and Food Security.

The Roslin Innovation Centre project is designed and managed by Atkins Global, one of the UK’s leading design, engineering and project management consultancies, working with McLaughlin & Harvey, Building & Civil Engineering Contractors, to deliver the project for the University of Edinburgh.

The gateway development will be distinguishable from the surrounding facilities with its western side clad in local stone and a ‘living wall’ and its eastern side appearing to float above ground. The building embraces a full height atrium space and will house specialist research facilities, offices, laboratories, shared facilities and exhibition space. 

This is an exciting addition to the Easter Bush infrastructure and will act as a focal point for the Campus as well as providing outstanding accommodation for bioscience companies at varying stages of maturity.

Construction commenced in March 2015 and the building was completed and open for business in August 2017. 

This time lapse movie of the construction of the Roslin Innovation Centre and Campus Hub represents the first stages of the build and compresses the activity into a little over two minutes from seven still images a day, taken at hourly intervals from 0900 to 1500 from 28 May 2015 to 11 November 2016. 

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Atkins Global is Headquartered in London, with offices all over the world, employing around 18,000 staff. They have a rich portfolio of education work covering primary schools, secondary schools, colleges and universities. 

In addition to the Roslin Innovation Centre, Atkins is also designing a £12 million Energy Centre which will provide the energy requirements of the University’s entire Easter Bush Campus and its Advanced Computing Facility.

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For over 160 years McLaughlin & Harvey, Building & Civil Engineering Contractors, has combined traditional values and experience, with an advanced innovative approach. The company operates throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, delivering quality construction projects and achieving excellence.

"This building will bring together the research and enterprise activities into a vibrant interactive core at the heart of the campus.”

Val White, Campus Operating Officer, Easter Bush Campus