University of Edinburgh



University of Edinburgh invests £5m in green projects

The University of Edinburgh has invested £5 million in green projects after becoming the first university in the UK to sign up to HSBC’s new green deposits programme.

Published 27 November 2020

Covid-19 RNA traces identified in Scottish waste water

Scientists at the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) have successfully pinpointed fragments of coronavirus’ ribonucleic acid (RNA) in local waste water samples across the country.

Published 23 October 2020

Peffermill sports village rejected amid green belt concerns

Plans by the University of Edinburgh to build a new sports village on existing facilities at its Peffermill Playing Fields have been refused.

Published 25 September 2020

Scandi cool student spaces created in Edinburgh

A two-floor Scandinavian-style lodge serving hot drinks is one of several bespoke spaces being created for University of Edinburgh students to safely interact between their studies.

Published 9 September 2020

Emtec wins M&E role on University of Edinburgh Nucleus project

Emtec Building Services is to provide the mechanical and electrical services on behalf of McLaughlin & Harvey for the King’s Buildings Nucleus Phase 1 project for the University of Edinburgh.

Published 9 July 2020

Work begins on £4.1m composites research centre in Rosyth

The first major engineering works on a state-of-the-art composite structures research facility will begin in July as part of an industry-academic partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Babcock International Group.

Published 29 June 2020

Edinburgh BioQuarter consults on Health Innovation District

An online community consultation has been launched today with the intention of developing a new mixed-use neighbourhood, as part of plans by Edinburgh BioQuarter to create a new Health Innovation District.

Published 18 June 2020

Kier to deliver £22m school of engineering for University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has appointed Kier to build the new home of its school of engineering at its King’s Buildings Campus.

Published 22 May 2020

New technology launched to help care for Scotland’s traditional buildings

Innovative new technology which could transform how Scotland’s historic buildings are managed, maintained and repaired has been launched.

Published 22 May 2020

New fire safety in use guidance issued for timber frame buildings

With an objective to enhance quality and drive product innovation through technical guidance and research, the Structural Timber Association (STA) has been collaborating with the Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC), the University of Edinburgh and BRE to produce fire safety in use guidance for timber frame buildings.

Published 12 March 2020

Glasgow tenements set for greener future thanks to £250,000 funding package

The Scottish Funding Council has awarded £250,000 to a University of Glasgow-led project which will transform an old tenement building in Govanhill to reduce emissions and become more sustainable.

Published 6 March 2020

Council approves next steps for £750m BioQuarter expansion

The strategic business case behind a major project to transform the BioQuarter into a vibrant new neighbourhood in the south east of Edinburgh has been unanimously backed by councillors.

Published 26 February 2020

First images of Edinburgh BioQuarter’s £750m transformation unveiled

Scotland’s life sciences hub Edinburgh BioQuarter has unveiled its vision for its planned £750 million investment which aims to create a new vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood, supporting a community of more than 20,000 people.

Published 21 February 2020

Future housing exhibition wraps up with visit to Galashiels

An exhibition which invited people from across Scotland to contribute their views on the future of housing finished with a workshop and exhibition in Galashiels this week.

Published 18 December 2019

Images reveal University of Edinburgh’s plans for world-class sports village

A pioneering new sports complex could be built on the University of Edinburgh’s existing facilities at Peffermill Playing Fields.

Published 16 December 2019