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Further funding secured to expand robotics research into new sectors

Using robots to make offshore infrastructure inspection and repair safer is moving a step closer following the injection of £2.5 million of further funding from UK Research & Innovation (UKRI).

Published 17 June 2021

Robertson starts work on £22.4m Edinburgh robotics facility

Robertson has commenced construction work at Heriot-Watt University’s Edinburgh Campus to deliver a £22.4 million National Robotarium.

Published 4 March 2021

Robertson completes University of Edinburgh's Advanced Computing Facility extension

Edinburgh’s drive to become the Data Capital of Europe has moved a step closer after Robertson Construction recently completed the new building to house the Edinburgh International Data Facility (EIDF). 

Published 23 February 2021

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