Disused historic building to be transformed by University of Edinburgh


16 December 2015
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imports_CESC_quartermile-edinburgh-surgical-hospital-building-2-20543_77520.jpg Disused historic building to be transformed by University of Edinburgh
A disused historic building which was once part of the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is to be given a new future as part of the University of Edinburgh. ...
Disused historic building to be transformed by University of Edinburgh Images
A disused historic building which was once part of the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh is to be given a new future as part of the University of Edinburgh.

The A-listed Surgical Hospital in the former Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh will be restored and will bring together different strands of the University’s activities from across the arts, humanities, sciences and social science.

Built in 1879 to architect David Bryce’s Scots Baronial design, the historic building, on Lauriston Place has historical links with the University. Generations of students from Edinburgh’s Medical School trained at the Royal Infirmary before the hospital moved to the south of the city in 2003. It is now part of the Quartermile Development.

The new space will unite business and public policy to address societal and environmental challenges. It will do so by 'forming meaningful partnerships with industry, governments and the broader community'. The hub aims to transform how information gathering and processing is understood, and how creativity and technology can affect organisations, working environments and people’s lives.

University of Edinburgh Principal Professor Sir Timothy O’Shea said: 'We are very excited about the acquisition of the old Surgical Hospital. It will enable us to expand our outstanding teaching facilities and help us consolidate our position as a world-class university that is accessible to the wider community. Given our long relationship, it is fitting that this beautiful building is to become a permanent part of the University.'


(Image copyright Quartermile Developments)
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