Infrastructure Investment Plan 2021-22 to 2025-26: major capital projects progress update - September 2021

The following information relates to projects with a capital value of £5 million or more which are at the outline business case (or equivalent) approved stage or beyond.

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Rural and Environment

Project - RBGE - Edinburgh Biomes

Business Case Approved Stages:

Project will transform the current failing estate – home to Scotland’s national biodiversity research collections, to a create a world-class facility that will produce climate, economic, wellbeing and environmental benefits, as part of a green economic recovery for Scotland.

The FBC outlines that the total cost of the project will be £89.9 million and the full programme will be completed by October 2027 with the public entrance Glasshouse the final planned phase of work.

(Scottish Government funding amounts to £58 million 2021-2026).

(Framework agreement is procurement route for project)

Contact For Public Enquiries:

Karen Thomas

Progress at March 2021


Progress at September 2021

Advance works commenced on site in September 2021 with the main works estimated to start January 2022.



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