Edinburgh BioQuarter Serviced and Unserviced Laboratory and Office Suites from 150 â€“ 49,708 sq ft (13.9 â€“ 4,618 sq m)
at the heart of Scottish life sciences
Welcome to Edinburgh BioQuarter At the heart of Scottish life sciences, the Edinburgh BioQuarter brings together the 870-bed Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, The Queen’s Medical Research Institute (one of the world’s leading medical research institutes), and the University of Edinburgh Medical School. This concentration of academic and clinical excellence provides companies locating at BioQuarter with wide-ranging access to outstanding facilities, researchers, business support and recruitment opportunities, in an environment designed to foster innovation and collaboration. Extending to more than 100 acres, Edinburgh BioQuarter is a joint venture between Scottish Enterprise, Alexandria Real Estate Equities Inc, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. Once fully developed, the BioQuarter will offer up to 1.4m sq ft (130,063 sq m) of specialist accommodation for academic, commercial and healthcare activity.
Edinburgh Castle (city centre)
Waverley Railway Station
QMRI building and University of Edinburgh Medical School
Sick Kids Hospital site (2016)
A7 The Brain and Body InstitutE (2016)
to Edinburgh City Bypass
BioQuarter has: • 1,200 researchers already on site • First class clinical imaging facilities • Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine (SCRM) opening late 2011 • Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Clinic on site late 2011 • Brain and Body Institute and new Sick Kids Hospital to open during 2016 • World renowned Roslin Institute and Dick Vet Hospital within 6 miles • British Heart Foundation, Wellcome Trust and MRC supported programmes Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter, is specifically designed to welcome new companies to Edinburgh BioQuarter. The upper floors will be available for fit-out from July 2011, with occupation of the ground floor BioIncubator space available from February 2012.
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
scrm building (NOV 2011)
Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter
Forth Road Bridge A90
Waverley Station A1
Queen Margaret University
Park and Ride
City of Edinburgh Bypass
City of Edinburgh Bypass
Location Edinburgh BioQuarter is adjacent to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on the principal A7 arterial route. It is three miles south of Edinburgh city centre, and within two miles of the City Bypass (A720). The development is well served by public transport, with numerous dedicated bus routes from locations across the City. A park and ride facility providing 750 spaces is located on the City Bypass within two miles, and has excellent bus connections to the BioQuarter. Edinburghâ€™s mainline railway station is within three miles, with Edinburgh International Airport located 11 miles to the west. Edinburgh has diverse and far reaching transport connections across the UK, with major international destinations accessible by air, either direct or indirect via London.
Pentland Science Park
Royal (Dick) School Of Veterinary Studies
Travel times from Edinburgh BioQuarter UK
4hrs 50m (Kings X)
By air (direct flights)
1hr 30m (Heathrow, Gatwick, City)
Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter, is designed specifically for rapidly growing companies in Scotland’s Life Sciences sector. It offers a range of accommodation from fully fitted and serviced laboratory and office units, to space constructed to ‘shell and core’ finish ready for bespoke fit out to meet individual company requirements. Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter, provides a contemporary business and research environment designed to offer ease of occupancy and operation, flexibility to evolve and grow, and a fertile environment for collaboration. The building is entered through a high quality reception area, which provides a welcome to visitors and staff, and access to the cafe/restaurant, the meeting rooms, and presentation space. There are generous communal spaces for staff interaction, events and business meetings, which are separate from the office and laboratory areas.
accommodation The Ground Floor BioIncubator units offer: Laboratory Space • ‘Walk-in’ laboratory units from 248 to 710 sq ft, capable of combination • Laboratory fit out to a Category 2 standard • Fume cupboards installed, or extract capacity to fit • Larger units with separate write-up areas or tissue culture rooms • Shared glass wash up/autoclave facility • Secure freezer room with -80o freezers, with individual secure and monitored compartments
Office Space • Individual office suites from 145 to 344 sq ft, capable of combination • Full modern office fit out, including furnishing • Full separation from laboratory activities All of the serviced suites are supported by: • Pre-installed telephone system with dedicated numbers • IT distribution, ready for connection • Common kitchenette facility
The upper floors offer: Shell & Core Space • From 1,140 – 49,708 sq ft (106 – 4,618 sq m) • Ready for occupier fit out • Capable of accommodating office and laboratory formats • Ducting for fume extract • Access through the main reception • Access to all building facilities and services, if required • Convenient access to goods lift, full waste management and chemical storage facilities
Building Amenities • Barrier secured car parking with 156 designated spaces • CCTV monitoring of external and internal public areas • Card controlled security access throughout the building • Building security programmed for out of hours access • Meeting rooms and presentation spaces, with AV facilities • Goods lift access to all floors
Building Services • Dedicated facilities for delivery and storage of waste, chemicals and gases • Cafe/restaurant facility, available as event space • 800 KVA dedicated power supply with full generator support • Fibre optic connectivity to a range of broadband suppliers • Secure IT hub, with distribution to all accommodation • Wi-fi in public spaces
• Manned reception desk • Call answering service • On site building manager • Booking service for boardroom, meeting and presentation rooms • Access to catering provision • Technical support/building management service
Floor Plans Ground Floor Key: Phase 2
Standby Generator 1
Phase 2 3635 sq ft (337.7 sq m)
9 Loading bay
Liquid Nitrogen Store
Bike store Secure waste store
Servery Kitchen Meeting room R
Accommodation floor areas Labs SQ M SQ FT Offices
Meeting room Q
Meeting room P
Building Management suite
9 + 10
Phase 1: Shared Facilities
PHASE 1: Incubator areas
Meeting room S
Shared facilities Meeting room P Meeting room Q Meeting room R Meeting room S R+S (Lecture Layout)
Room p/person 10 8 16 12 Up to 40
Key: Open plan offices / laboratory
Offices / laboratory
Open Plan 26,156 sq ft (2,340 sq m)
Basis of Occupation The BioIncubator The ground floor BioIncubator units are fully serviced, and are available on inclusive rental packages, with flexible and simplified agreements offering ‘easy in, easy out’ terms.
Notional sub-division Suites from 1,140 – 23,552 sq ft (106 – 2,188 sq m)
Entry The Upper Floors The ‘shell and core’ space is designed for more conventional leasing, based on longer term leases. Options are available for designing, procuring, and financing the required fit out.
The building will be completed to ‘shell and core’ by June 2011, with the upper floors then being available for occupier fit out. The BioIncubator and the communal areas will be completed and available by February 2012.
Business and Development Support
Scottish Enterprise will provide tailored business support to occupiers including:
The BioQuarter is located within a Tier 3 area, so small to medium companies (SMEs) are eligible for up to 20% support in Regional Selective Assistance.
• Liaison for building management or technical issues • Facilitating change for companies, within the building or the park • Point of access to the BioQuarter’s amenities such as imaging and clinical trials • Point of contact with the BioQuarter’s partners • Point of contact with other BioQuarter businesses • Support for growth and development
Leasing Terms Full details of lease terms and rents are available from the leasing agent.
Further Information For further information relating to this building and the BioQuarter, please contact the letting agents (below), or Virginia Herriot at Scottish Enterprise Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 131 313 6213 For global enquiries also contact: Scottish Development International Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 141 228 2828
Further information DTZ James Thomson Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 131 222 4545 Peter Fraser Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 131 222 4521
CB Richard Ellis Allan Matthews Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0) 131 243 4156 Stewart Taylor Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 (0) 131 243 4180
The Agents for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice that: (i) the particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of the intended purchasers or lessees and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract; (ii) all descriptions, dimensions, reference to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given without responsibility and any intending purchasers or tenants should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them; (iii) no person in the employment of the Agents has any authority to make or give any representations or warranty whatever in relation to this property. Date of publication: June 2011.