Plans to create 500 new jobs at the Eden Campus in Guardbridge have been announced by the University of St Andrews as part of the Tay Cities Deal.


The Cities Deal was issued earlier this month setting out a proposed £1.8bn package for more than 50 projects across Tayside and North East Fife.

Artist’s impression of the new Eden Campus, Guardbridge


If the bid is successful, it would include £24m to further develop the former paper mill site at Guardbridge. This would add an additional investment to the £25m already spent by the University to develop a green energy centre at Eden Campus, which pumps hot water four miles to St Andrews to heat University buildings. More than 350 University staff are to relocate from St Andrews to Eden Campus in 2018.


The investment by the Tay Cities Deal would see the redevelopment of an additional 5,500 sq meters of existing derelict buildings.


To read more about the University’s bid click here to read the full press release.


Article posted – 28 February 2017

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