University to spend £9 million on new Portakabin labs

The new development to take place after fire earlier this year


After the fire that tore through the biomedical sciences building on 10th February this year, the university has announced that as part of the operation to rebuild the labs, forty-four portakabins will be used to create a temporary new building.

After they have been transported from York to St. Andrews on Monday, the structure is projected to be completed in mid-October.

This new building will allow the some of the groundbreaking research that was disrupted or even destroyed by the fire back in February to continue, as well as creating more teaching space for the biology faculty, and new offices for staff members.

In addition to this new temporary structure, there will also be £3 million worth of development on new Chemistry labs in the Purdie Building.