Work gets underway for new £40 million BioHub life sciences project

Artist impression of BioHub building

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WORK has started on the new £40 million BioHub life sciences innovation hub in Aberdeen, the team behind the project has revealed.  

BDP was appointed to lead a multidisciplinary design team, consisting of Hulley & Kirkwood and JGA, to design and deliver BioHub on the Foresterhill Health Campus.

Doubling the size of north east Scotland’s high-growth life sciences company cluster, the new-build, 69,000 square foot BioHub will provide specialist support programmes and dedicated laboratory, collaboration and office accommodation for established and growing life sciences businesses, start-ups and spinouts. It will also be a focal point for international partnerships and investor engagement.

The start of work on the BDP-designed facility had been delayed to Covid-19.

Christoph Ackermann, BDP’s Glasgow studio principal, said: “This is an exciting and transformational project for Aberdeen and north-east Scotland. The BioHub project is another example of BDP’s expertise in this style of development, creating office and laboratory spaces for start-up companies under a single roof.”

The project, led by Opportunity North East (ONE), has secured £20 million of capital funding jointly provided by the UK Government and Scottish Government via the Aberdeen City Region Deal (ACRD). ONE has committed up to £5.6 million to deliver BioHub’s sector growth objectives and has formed a new company, BioAberdeen Limited, to deliver BioHub. The other project partners are the University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian.      

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