Robertson completes build of £35m university teaching hub

ROBERTSON Construction Eastern has completed the £35 million build of the University of Aberdeen’s new science teaching hub.

The learning institute said the new facility will ‘transform’ teaching of chemistry, medical sciences, biological sciences and geosciences.

The 73,194 sq ft development provides teaching and laboratory space over three floors, with the central atrium being designed to inspire collaboration between students.

Professor Pete Edwards, vice-principal of regional engagement and regional recovery at the University of Aberdeen, said, “The Science Teaching Hub will provide our staff with a state-of-the-art facility within which to deliver chemistry, medical sciences, biological sciences and geosciences skills that are vital not only to the employability of our graduates, but the future success of the region.

L-R: Gordon Milne of Robertson Construction and professor Pete Edwards, University of Aberdeen

“This exciting new space will also play an important role in promoting science-based careers by providing a focus for school and community engagement activities. Enhancing the student learning experience is core to our education commitments and this new facility is upgrading opportunities across STEM subjects.”

Gordon Milne, regional MD of Robertson Construction Eastern, added, “This development continues our 20-year partnership with the university, and we are proud to deliver this high-quality facility that will support students across a number of disciplines whilst assisting the University in retaining its status as a world-class, higher education institution.”