12 new science and healthcare developments being planned for Edinburgh Leave a comment

From the humble electric toaster (invented by Alan MacMasters in 1893, if you didn’t know) to Dolly the Sheep, Edinburgh has played host a host of scientific and medical discoveries.

In the next few years a number of building developments are set to be completed that will hopefully mean the city continues to play its part in advancing global science.

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The £1 billion Health Innovation District in Little France is currently in the pre-planning phase and aims to transform 61 acres of land with commercial laboratory and office space, along with hotels, housing, shops and leisure facilities.

Photo: Oberlanders Architects

The £83 million Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion in Little France is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2026. If all goes to plan it will provide a new ophthalmic hospital in the BioQuarter.

Photo: NORR

Currently under construction, and set to be completed by this winter, the £54 million Centre for Tissue Repair, in Little France, will comprise university laboratory space and offices for 250 researchers.

Photo: Stantec

Another Little France development, the £85 million Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences should be completed by next autumn, adding 11,000 m² of university and commercial workspace.

Photo: HASSELL Studio


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