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The King’s Buildings Nucleus

  • Construction
  • ClientUniversity of Edinburgh
  • Value£32,000,000
  • Architect Sheppard Robson

A shared learning, teaching and social hub at the heart of the King’s Buildings Campus.

The Nucleus building has transformed the student and staff experience at the King’s Buildings Campus.  The building was envisaged as being an environment where students could gather to study in several different ways. 

More than 400 student study places have been created in a mix of formal and informal environments to offer students flexibility in how they learn.  Seven lecture theatres, named after species of trees, of varying sizes to suit a range of learning requirements.  A new specialist teaching laboratory is a key addition to the School of Chemistry. 

The design approach was key in supporting students to undertake new innovative learning styles and aid them in their journey through University.

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