University lodges plans for state-of-the-art science teaching hub

New pictures of the proposed Science Teaching Hub at the University of Aberdeen.

A formal application for a city university’s new £35 million science teaching hub has been submitted to the local authority.

Plans for the University of Aberdeen’s science teaching hub have been lodged with Aberdeen City Council, which would see a new building dedicated to science laboratories created on the corner of St Machar Drive and Bedford Road, on university grounds.

It would feature cutting edge facilities and flexible teaching laboratory space to encourage collaboration between students from different disciplines.

The building would also provide the main teaching laboratories for students studying chemistry, physiology, biomedical sciences, geosciences and biological sciences.

It’s hoped the hub will be available for teaching in 2021. The project’s proposal is now open for comments from the public following consultations held by the university at Sir Duncan Rice late last year, with Aberdeen City Council hoping to come to a determination by May 11.