Contractor sought for £90m University of Edinburgh biological sciences development

University of Edinburgh Darwin BuildingThe University of Edinburgh has opened the bidding for contactors to redevelop parts of its School of Biological Sciences’ facilities on its King’s Buildings Campus.

The ‘Building a New Biology’ project is a plan to grow the university’s research and teaching capacity. It plans to invest £140 million in total over the next five years to develop buildings to create world-leading research cluster for biological sciences.

University of Edinburgh Darwin Building 2The foundation of the programme is the complete £90m redevelopment of the Darwin Building, a 10-storey 1960’s tower, to create a physical and metaphorical heart for Biological Sciences.

Designed by architect Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, the re-engineered and re-clad building will provide laboratories for more than 350 researchers, an advanced technology hub and space to co-locate and support future growth in three strategic areas of research: Epigenetics; Infection and Global Health; and Synthetic Biology.

University of Edinburgh Darwin Building 3The works include a three-storey extension housing a lecture theatre, seminar spaces meeting rooms and a cafe.

Interested contractors have until 26th May 2016 to return prequalification questionnaires. To access the tender documentation click here and search for project Code 5917 under PQQs Open to All Suppliers.

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