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June 18 2020

Edinburgh BioQuarter publishes health city vision
Plans for a new Health Innovation Quarter have been trailed in an online consultation launched today by Edinburgh BioQuarter.
 
The hi-tech district is proposed as an organic extension to the medical campus centred on the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where a mixed-use neighbourhood is proposed to be created over the next decade.
 
Indicative proposals for the 167-acre site envisage a lively mix of retail and leisure uses, complementing homes for up to 20,000 people.
 
In a statement Edinburgh BioQuarter wrote: "Our emerging masterplan will support a vibrant mixed-use neighbourhood of Edinburgh centred around a world-leading community of healthcare innovators. It will be the city’s Health Innovation District with the potential to become one of the best locations of this type anywhere in the world."

The phased masterplan will prioritise a compact, high-density urban environment delivering a varied mix of uses and a 'town centre feel' with active travel links to the surrounding city.
A community of 20,000 people could one day call Edinburgh BioQuarter home
A community of 20,000 people could one day call Edinburgh BioQuarter home
Procurement will take place via a virtual bidders day scheduled to take place at 09:30 on Tuesday 1 September
Procurement will take place via a virtual bidders day scheduled to take place at 09:30 on Tuesday 1 September

2 Comments

Stylecouncil
#1 Posted by Stylecouncil on 18 Jun 2020 at 18:14 PM
Town centre feel?...really? as in Milton Keynes?
There may be biological innovation within the healthcare facilities but I expect there will be nowt displayed in the architecture or urban planning based on these images...such incredible banality, matched only by the articles journalism.
TepidMouse
#2 Posted by TepidMouse on 19 Jun 2020 at 02:27 AM
More pie in the sky. Maybe if we completed the current “bio quarter”, maybe if the new hospital in the city opens any time soon, safely. Maybe then we might consider adding some space to this area. It’s not going to happen in the next 10 years though, fanciful stuff.

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