Land Development Project

Plans for Innovation Park and Commercial Zone on land around the University

We have exciting plans for use of the land around the campus, focusing on an innovation park and commercial zone. We are doing this because creation of such facilities will enable us to drive economic development to benefit the local Musselburgh community, and those in East Edinburgh, Lothian and Border regions. The development will also add to the vibrancy of the local area as it will include attractive spaces on land adjacent to the University facilities for local residents and the University community.

Our plan for an innovation park is the major project included within the Edinburgh City Region Deal to benefit East Lothian, and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to create significant employment and a vibrant and sustainable community that will serve generations to come.

Our proposals

On this site, you will find detailed information on proposals shared at public exhibitions in autumn 2016, along with information on developments since that time. There is also a dedicated Edinburgh Innovation Park microsite.

Edinburgh Innovation Park is supported by the Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Regional Deal

Media releases and newsletters

Plans Unveiled for £80m Innovation Hub Supporting 13,000 jobs at Queen Margaret University

QMU to Consult on Proposal for New Innovation Park

QMU Appoints Leading Knowledge Economy Specialists to advance plans for new Innovation Park for Scotland

University Says Completed A1 Junction is Essential to Boost East Lothian Economy

City Region Deal will fast-track creation of vibrant sustainable communities for generations to come

Innovation Park at Queen Margaret University moves a step forward

Growing a happy economy

University collaboration is a recipe for success

City Region Deal signals major investment in East Lothian

City Deal agreement signals green light for Edinburgh Innovation Park

Statement from Queen Margaret University on adoption of East Lothian LDP

City Deal agreement signals green light for Edinburgh Innovation Park

Statement from Queen Margaret University on East Lothian Council’s Planning Committee approval of proposals

Statement on approval of planning permission for the A1/QMU road junction

Food & drink innovation hub progressing

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