£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.