News Robertson Completes £3m Laboratory Fit Out

Robertson has completed a £3m contract to fit out a new life science building at Edinburgh’s BioQuarter suitable for laboratory use.

Robertson, the infrastructure, support services and construction group were responsible for the fit out of Scottish Enterprise’s recently opened £24m bio-incubator and multi occupancy building, known as Nine.

It was required to fit out the 2,000sq m ground floor of the building creating an incubator unit and 25 offices and bespoke café suitable for start up firms specialising in life sciences.

The 30-week project included mechanical and electrical fit out installing ventilation, power data systems wiring, hot water outputs and lab gas installations as well as putting in high quality lab furniture such as autoclave cleaning systems and putting in place partition walls and ceilings to section up the lab space.

Regional operations director of Robertson, Bob Gray, said: “It’s an honour to be involved in such a high profile project that represents significant development for Scotland’s entire life sciences sector.

“We have produced a state-of-the-art laboratory suite suitable for the needs of technicians and scientists to work at the heart of Scotland’s world-leading life sciences industry.”

Nine, The BioQuarter is an integral part of Edinburgh BioQuarter’s plan to combine Edinburgh’s reputation for clinical and academic excellence with commercial facilities for new companies, growth companies and established leaders in the bio-pharmaceutical industry.

It is one of Scotland’s flagship life sciences initiatives which brings together world leading research capabilities, an 870-bed teaching hospital and a world-leading clinical imaging centre.

It is located adjacent to the University of Edinburgh’s Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the University’s Medical School and The Queens Medical Research Institute.

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Work on this building has been supported through a £12m investment from the UK Strategic Investment Fund and matched funding of £12m from Scottish Enterprise.

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