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History of PSP

The prime driver for the development of Pentlands Science Park was the need to re-locate the Moredun Group, including the Moredun Research Institute, from its original home on the south side of Edinburgh to purpose built, state of the art, laboratory and farm animal facilities. This has enabled Moredun to continue to lead the way in undertaking world class research into diseases of farm livestock and the promotion of animal health and welfare.

Pentlands Science Park was developed between 1994 and 1999 when life science development was becoming a key strategy of both the Scottish Enterprise and the Midlothian Council to re-invigorate the local economy. With the support of both these bodies and substantial support from European Regional Development Fund grants, The Moredun Foundation (the governing body of the Moredun Group) developed the site to not only accommodate its own Moredun Research Institute but to provide purpose built accommodation for commercial research organisations.

Set in beautiful and inspiring surroundings, Pentlands Science Park is much admired as an excellent Douglas Buildingexample of public/private partnership.  Year after year the park enjoys high occupancy rates and with such a growing tenant base a Phase 2 development is being planned.  As well as continuing to provide an excellent service to the site’s current occupants, it is hoped that future development will also attract new tenants to the Park.

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Moredun membership allows you to keep up to date with the latest advances in livestock health. You can join or renew your Moredun membership online.

Planning a meeting or event?

For a great range of meeting facilities in an idyllic setting, look no further than Pentlands Science Park.

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Pentlands Science Park provides an ideal location for any business.  For more information and the latest availabilty, please do not hestiate to contact our friendly team.

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Moredun is committed to promoting animal health and welfare through research and education and is recognized worldwide for its contribution to research into infectious diseases of farmed livestock.