£67m Edinburgh bioscience project awarded to Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty has won a £67 million deal to modernise and extend the University of Edinburgh’s School of Biological Sciences at the Kings Building’s campus.

The contract will see the 11-storey Darwin Tower refurbished and re-clad using a double-skin cladding system to improve both its appearance and energy performance.

The 1960s’ building will also be extended to house a lecture theatre, seminar spaces meeting rooms and a cafe.

The design team includes Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, Belfast-based architectural practice Ostick and Williams and WYG.

It is envisaged that the Darwin Building will be ready for re-occupation in autumn 2020.

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