By Press Office 17 August 2015

Queen Margaret University has submitted a Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) to East Lothian Council for a commercial and innovation hub on the land surrounding its Musselburgh campus.

In supporting an investment-ready innovation hub, the University is in a strong position to drive sustainable economic development that will nurture new enterprise and unlock the growth potential that will benefit communities in East Edinburgh, Lothian and Border regions.

QMU has always maintained that, in order to fulfil its potential in driving innovation and creating future prosperity for the communities it serves, the land adjacent to its campus must be retained for the development of specialist facilities to support businesses. Leading knowledge economy advisors CAM-SCI were recently appointed to guide the University’s land development strategy.

QMU Principal Professor Petra Wend said: “I can confirm that we are formulating plans for the development of a commercial and innovation hub adjacent to the campus. We are of the strong belief that our proposals will deliver long term benefits to the region and I very much hope that the local community will help us shape those plans over the coming months through our consultation process.”

Members of the local community will have the opportunity to drop in and view the University’s proposals and to ask questions of QMU representatives at consultation events to be held on 9th September at the Brunton Hall in Musselburgh and on 10th September at QMU. Both drop-in events will run between 2pm and 8pm.

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For further media information please contact Maggie Wright on 0131 226 3622 / 07801 710360 email maggie.wright@mwa.co or Jonathan Perkins, Press and PR Officer, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, tel: 0131 474 0000, Email: jperkins@qmu.ac.uk

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