Inverness Campus officially unveiled
May 15 2015
Inverness Campus, a life sciences hub developed by Highlands & Islands Enterprise, has been officially opened at Beechwood on the outskirts of the Highland capital.
Phase one of £100m master plan includes a new building for Inverness College UHI and a 1,000sq/m enterprise and research centre, both set within 30 acres of parkland which will be opened up to the public on 16 May.
Seventeen fully serviced plots will be created around two central lochans, one of which will play host to an open air island gallery, connected to the city centre by a striking gold hued link bridge.
Alex Paterson, chief executive of HIE, said: “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create something unique for the region. It is a long-term project which will have an increasing impact over many years. For instance, the educational opportunities and new jobs at the Campus will encourage young people to stay in, or relocate to, the area, while the links between education, industry and academia will boost local businesses and make the Campus an attractive inward investment location.”The 215 acre campus will later play host to an epidemiology research unit run by Scotland’s Rural College as well as facilities for its agricultural consultancy services.
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