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University of Aberdeen Reveals New £35m Science Building

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The University of Aberdeen has revealed plans to build a new science teaching hub at a cost of £35m.

A potential site has been identified and is located on its Old Aberdeen campus, off St Machar Drive, near the Fraser Noble building and Sir Duncan Rice Library.

According to the university, the new hub has the potential to "transform the learning experience" for students as well as encouraging school children to get involved in science subjects.

An official public consultation period is due to start on September 26, but if plans are approved, it's hoped the new building will be opened in 2021.

Commenting on the new building, professor Sir Ian Diamond, principal and vice-chancellor of the university, said: "We are extremely excited about this new Science Teaching Hub and the benefits it will bring to our students.

Our lecturers are world-leading and with this new facility, they will have cutting-edge resources to enable them to deliver the very highest standard of teaching".

"Overall, it will lead to a first-class learning environment for our students and will help us continue to attract the brightest minds from all over the world to come and study and live in the north east of Scotland."