Edinburgh BioQuarter is adjacent to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh on the principal A7 arterial route. It is three miles south of Edinburgh city centre, and within two miles of the City Bypass (A720). The development is well served by public transport, with numerous dedicated bus routes from locations across the City. A park and ride facility providing 750 spaces is located on the City Bypass within two miles, and has excellent bus connections to the BioQuarter. Edinburgh's mainline railway station is within three miles, with Edinburgh International Airport located 11 miles to the west.

Edinburgh has diverse and far reaching transport connections across the UK, with major international destinations accessible by air, either direct or indirect via London.

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  • Edinburgh BioQuarter

    Edinburgh BioQuarter

    Extending to more than 100 acres, Edinburgh BioQuarter is a joint venture between Scottish Enterprise, the University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian. Once fully developed, the BioQuarter will offer up to 1.4m sq ft (130,063 sq m) of specialist accommodation for academic, commercial and healthcare activity.

  • King's Buildings

    King's Buildings

    The King's Buildings are a University of Edinburgh campus located approximately 2 miles south of the City Centre between Mayfield Road and West Mains Road. The campus contains most of the schools within the College of Science and Engineering, as well as the Edinburgh Techology Transfer Centre (ETTC); an incubator facility for spin-out and start-up companies. ETTC was established in 1987 and provides laboratory and office accommodation as well as providing a link into the University's own resources.

  • Queen Margaret University

    Queen Margaret University

    Granted full university status in 2007, and relocating to a new purpose built campus at Craighall in the same year, QMU is a leading health education facility for both undergraduates and postgraduates. It has a School of Health Sciences covering areas including Biological Sciences, Dietetics and Nursing.

  • Roslin BioCentre

    Roslin BioCentre

    Established in 1999, Roslin BioCentre has become a leading 'centre of excellence' in life sciences, and a popular location for a wide range of companies in the sector. It is widely recognised for expertise in stem cells, genetics, genomics and bionformatics. Occupiers at Roslin include Actuact, Ingenza Ltd, Nexus Oncology and Verdex.

  • Roslin Instutute

    Roslin Instutute

    The Roslin Institute was established in 2008 and recently moved to a new purpose built facility at the University of Edinburgh's Easter Bush campus. Research focuses on translational science to provide holistic solutions to issues in both human and veterinary medicine. A total of 500 scientists are based in the Institute with expertise covering clinical sciences, genetics and genomics, immunology and infectious diseases.

  • Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

    Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies

    The Dick Vet is globally recognised as one of the foremost veterinary teaching hospitals for education, research and clinical practice. Earlier this year the new £42m teaching facility was opened on campus and will be home to more than 1,000 students and staff, including state of the art lecture theatre, seminar rooms and teaching laboratories.

  • Pentlands Science Park

    Pentlands Science Park

    Pentlands Science Park was established in 1994, and is home to the Moredun Institute, a world leading organisation specialising in research of animal health and welfare. Other organisations based at Pentlands include The Institute for Animal Health, Alba BioScience, LEDxON and BioReliance Ltd.

  • Heriot-Watt Research Park

    Heriot-Watt Research Park

    Established in 1971 and currently extending to 120 acres, the Park offers excellent opportunities to organisations engaged in key areas of research aligned to the University's priority themes, including Brewing & Distilling, Petroleum Engineering, Life Sciences, Mathematics and Social Sciences. Current occupiers include Edinburgh Instruments Ltd, Fulcrum Pharma (Europe) Ltd, Institute of Occupational Medicine and Quotient Clinical.

Aerial view of the Nine facilities
Aerial View
  1. Nine, Edinburgh BioQuarter
  2. The Brain and Body Institute (2016)
  3. Royal Hospital for Sick Children (2017)
  4. Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine
  5. Queen's Medical Research Institute and University of Edinburgh Medical School
  6. The Anne Rowling Regenerative Neurology Unit (2015)
  7. Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
  8. Waverley Train Station
  9. Edinburgh Castle

Travel Times

By Road

The BioQuarter is situated adjacent to the A7, one of Edinburgh's arterial routes heading south from the city centre. The BioQuarter is situated two miles from the Sheriffhall Roundabout at the A720 City Bypass, which gives ease of access to the A1 to the east, and M8, M9 and M90 motorways to the west. Edinburgh city centre is three miles north of the BioQuarter.

By Bus

There are eight bus routes to the main hospital site, all of which run a regular service throughout the day from Edinburgh City centre. It takes approximately 15 minutes to travel from the city centre to the site. The bus routes are 8, 18, 21, 24, 33, 38, 48 and 49. Shawfair Park & Ride offers a 750 space car park and five-minute bus journey to the site.

For further information regarding routes and timetables please check www.lothianbuses.com

By Rail

Edinburgh is served by two mainline railway stations, Waverley and Haymarket, covering the entire UK network. There are 23 daily services to London, average journey time is four hours 45 minutes. If travelling by public transport, the BioQuarter is a 15-minute bus journey from Edinburgh Waverley Station.

For further information regarding timetables and general rail enquiries please check www.scotrail.co.uk

By Air

Edinburgh Airport is approximately 11 miles to the west of the BioQuarter. Scotland's largest airport, it provides direct access to over 100 European destinations including London, Amsterdam, Paris, Munich & Stockholm, major hubs for the Life Sciences sector. There are also direct daily flights to New York.

For further information regarding flights to/from Edinburgh please visit www.edinburghairport.com

UK By road By train
Aberdeen 2hrs 30m 3hrs
Dundee 1hr 20m 1hr 30m
Glasgow 50m 1hr
London 4hr 50m (Kings X)
Worldwide By air
Amsterdam 1hrs 30m
London 1hr 30m (Heathrow, Gatwick, City)
Paris 1hr 50m
Munich 2hrs 15m
Stockholm 2hrs 20m
New York 7hrs 50m

By Cycle

Edinburgh has an extensive network of cycle paths throughout the city, both following traffic free as well as standard vehicular routes.

For further information and ability to download maps, highlighting the extent of cycling routes, please visit Cycling in Edinburgh