Transformational life sciences project for Aberdeen gets green light from planners.
Professor Stephen Logan, Chair of the ONE Life Sciences sector board, said: “We welcome the news that planning permission has been granted for the BioHub. The BioHub is a transformational project for the life sciences sector in north east Scotland. It will help academics, clinicians, companies and researchers to collaborate, innovate and commercialise therapies, products and solutions for modern health challenges.
“BioHub will provide a dynamic, collaborative environment with business support programmes for the incubation and growth of start-up and early-stage life sciences companies. It will also house growing and established companies in bespoke accommodation, providing a focal point for the sector’s growth. BioHub will make Aberdeen one of the most exciting life sciences locations in the UK, helping to attract talent, partners and investment for the sector," said Prof Logan.
The BioHub is a £40 million investment project which has secured £20 million of capital funding from the UK Government and Scottish Government through the Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD), a partnership between both governments, Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Opportunity North East (ONE). ONE has committed an additional £3.6 million of its own funding over seven years to operate the hub and deliver bespoke support activity to the sector.
You can read more about BioHub here.
While we welcome this positive development for the life sciences sector in the north east of Scotland, we know that these are extremely challenging times as the country tackles unprecedented health, financial and economic challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The life sciences sector is at the forefront of work to develop solutions to tackle COVID-19 supporting national and international efforts in the areas of testing, therapeutic and vaccine development alongside innovations in digital health. Our thoughts are with everyone working to slow the spread of the pandemic, ensuring the health and wellbeing of their people and families, delivering essential services, and seeking to maintain business continuity.
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