Heron Brothers has been awarded a £40m construction contract to build the Edinburgh Innovation Hub, a joint venture between East Lothian Council and Queen Margaret University (QMU).

Planning permission was granted in September 2023 for the 7,200 sqm Edinburgh Innovation Hub, a facility designed to support and grow local businesses.

The building will have flexible laboratory, office and fully equipped meeting and conference spaces for rent by high growth small to medium enterprises (SMEs).

The venture is supported by £28.6m from the UK government, £1.4 million from the Scottish government and £10m from East Lothian Council as part of the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal (ESES City Region Deal).

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