Construction is to begin 2021 for Life Sciences North East Hub....

Posted 13/11/2020 by Yvonne Moffat


A £40m BioHub project, which aims to double the size of north east Scotland’s life sciences company cluster, will move into its main construction phase in the new year.

The 69,000 sq ft development on the Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen will provide a dedicated laboratory, collaboration and office accommodation for established and growing life sciences businesses, start-ups and spin-outs

Site enabling works for BioHub are continuing and delivery of the main construction contract is set to run through 2021, the project said.

BioHub aims to accelerate commercialisation in the sector to address modern health challenges - including the Coronavirus - improving patient outcomes and changing how healthcare is delivered.

It is one of the industry innovation projects supported by the Aberdeen City Region Deal, a partnership between the UK Government, Scottish Government, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Opportunity North East (ONE). 

Councillor Jenny Laing, chair of the City Deal joint committee and co-leader of Aberdeen City Council, said: “Our objectives include doubling the number of companies in life sciences in the city region by 2027 and providing digital solutions, which have the potential to transform the sector through rapid advances in research, diagnosis and treatment of health conditions, as well better outcomes for patients, clinicians and researchers.”

Stephen Logan, chair of the ONE Life Sciences sector board and BioAberdeen, added: “Innovative businesses will be supported to translate research into therapies, technology and applications faster – anchoring high-value life sciences activity and new jobs in north east Scotland.”



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