ONE BioHub, Aberdeen


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£40m overall
Opportunity North East
May 2023
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An iconic focal point for life sciences commercialisation

The building provides an iconic focal point for life sciences commercialisation in the city and includes incubator labs and offices, grow-on space, custom fit-out accommodation, collaborative space and meeting rooms.

The iconic ONE BioHub building will be home to spin-out, start-up and scaling life sciences businesses, bringing new drugs, treatments, therapies and technology to market.


new build


tonnes of steel


capacity for scientific entrepreneurs

Designed for innovation and collaboration

Robertson has delivered an innovative, high-quality design, incorporating new incubation, lab, office and collaboration spaces to boost the entrepreneurial ecosystem for life sciences in north east Scotland . This environment inspires scientific entrepreneurs to collaborate, innovate and commercialise the next generation of therapies and healthcare solutions, create new high-skills jobs and diversify the economy of the Aberdeen city region.

ONE BioHub includes:

  • laboratory space bespoke to businesses;
  • office space that places companies in the heart of the life sciences cluster;
  • incubation facilities that support spinouts and early-stage business models;
  • hot desking and co-working space, alongside collaboration and meet-up areas.

Construction on a dense, busy campus site

Our team met the challenges of working on a constrained site in a densely populated and busy hospital, teaching and research campus.

A 10m change in ground level, alongside a small access and set-down area, meant meticulous project planning and logistics were required. Taking a Lean Construction approach ensured efficient delivery of the project within such a tight space.

We also ensured complete safety while working around extensive underground utility services and alongside one of the city's largest main electricity sub-stations, serving approximately half of Aberdeen.

Business, universities, and the NHS in partnership

ONE BioHub has been developed in partnership with industry, education and healthcare partners to provide leaders in new, early-stage and established businesses with specialist facilities and support to grow and stay in the region.

The project is led by private sector economic development catalyst Opportunity North East (ONE). ONE BioHub is funded by ONE, the UK Government, the Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise. The University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian are strategic partners and have provided the site for ONE BioHub.

 Roberson constructed life sciences industry innovation hub - ONE BioHub - in Aberdeen

Images courtesy of Opportunity North East