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The Institute of Genetics and Cancer’s new extension paves the way for critical research

Flagship project for the University of Edinburgh reaches completion

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Christine Kiltie


21 May 2024

Building works on the creation of the new Institute of Genetics and Cancer (IGC) research facilities on the Western General Hospital campus have to come an end.

We’ve reached a significant milestone in our long-standing relationship with University of Edinburgh, as this flagship project reaches completion.  

Teams are moving into the new space which sees a five-storey building connecting to the existing IGC East and North buildings.

Phase one of the project saw the original building completed in 2015, connecting the three founding centres of the Institute.

Alongside the wider design team, Oberlanders successful delivery of phases one and two has ensured that the teams appreciation for the vision of the project has been a constant thread throughout, helping ensure the right solution for phase three was delivered. 

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The Institute of Genetics and Cancer is tackling one of the greatest biomedical challenges, determining how mutations – constitutional and acquired - drive the molecular and cellular dysfunction that result in disease.

The new extension for the Institute will host research groups and provide specialist facilities that enable an extraordinary detail of investigative research to take place. This critical work is housed in a range of specialist laboratories, write up and office spaces alongside breakout and collaboration spaces as well as an improved bicycle store for staff and students.

We’re really looking forward to seeing the building in full action at the official opening, scheduled for October. 

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