James Hutton Institute – International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

James Hutton Institute – International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

Oberlanders are delighted to be working on the design proposals for the new International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre for the James Hutton Institute near Dundee. 

This new £30m research facility, which forms part of the Tay Cities funding deal, will provide new research laboratories, offices, specialist support labs and controlled environment rooms as well as new meeting, collaboration and social spaces. The project also involves major site infrastructure works and a new Integrated Field Facilities Hub to support the farm services operations at the site. The new facilities will sustain and enhance the James Hutton Institute’s world class research activities into crops, soils and land use.

We were originally appointed through the SCAPE Framework with Pick Everard in April 2019 to lead a major masterplan review of the entire site at Invergowrie to support the emerging development strategy for the new facilities. We are now very pleased to be continuing our work with the Institute to design this exciting new facility as part of a dynamic and collaborative multi-disciplinary team. This project maintains and enhances our long standing, and well-established track record of working in the scientific research, and in particular the agricultural science sector.