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Construction begins on Higgs Centre for Innovation

27 January 2016

Construction has begun on the Higgs Centre for Innovation which will be situated at the Royal Observatory in Edinburgh.

Construction begins on Higgs Innovation Centre

CPC has been project managing the development for the last eighteen months, which will be run by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) in partnership with the University of Edinburgh, when it opens in 2017. The Centre brings together cutting edge academic and engineering expertise, on big data and space technologies, directly with small businesses and the commercial market to support new economic and entrepreneurial opportunities.

The Higgs Centre for Innovation is named in honour of Professor Peter Higgs the Edinburgh based Nobel Prize winning physicist and is being funded by the UK Government and the STFC.

As well as project management services, CPC’s team is providing design, cost and stakeholder management, CDM co-ordination and NEC supervisor services. The 2-storey scheme will include bespoke laboratories a high specification data visualisation suite, seminar and lecture rooms, café and an open plan office accommodation designed to encourage discussion and innovation.

Jamie Marshall, Project Manager at CPC said “CPC has been working in partnership with STFC since 2014, and is delighted to have brought this exciting and innovative scheme through design and planning, to enable construction to begin on site today. Our team is committed to overseeing the project through to completion, and the result will create new jobs and market opportunities for the science and technology industry”

The Centre’s construction is due to be completed by March 2017.

See BBC News Scotland report at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-35422617 .

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