McLaughlin & Harvey to build Edinburgh University’s Data Technology Institute



1417 Data Technology InstituteThe University of Edinburgh has selected contractor McLaughlin & Harvey to deliver its £28 million Data Technology Institute.

Designed by Bennetts Associates, the building is to be the third and final phase of the University’s Potterrow development, following the completion of the Informatics Forum and Dugald Stewart Building, and it will complete the urban block and courtyard of the original scheme.

The previous phases received numerous accolades including the ‘Andrew Doolan Award’ from the RIAS as well as the RICSSustainability’ and ‘Project of the Year’ awards and the Edinburgh Architecture Association’sBuilding of the Year Award’.

The new building, which received detailed planning consent in June 2015, will be home to a broad group of occupants from across the University, its start-up and spin-out companies, and industrial collaborators. The building has four to six floors of accommodation around an atrium.

Site establishment work will start next month, with completion of the building expected in late 2017.

Alongside architect Bennetts Associates, the project team includes Faithful & GouldBuro HappoldTurner & Townsend and Ironside Farrar.



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