Roslin BioCentre

Globally recognised for expertise in stem cells, genetics, genomics and bioinformatics, Roslin BioCentre prides itself on an unrivalled ability to cater for the needs of both office and lab-based organisations by providing flexible, affordable accommodation in a rural village setting.

Roslin BioCentre is a world-leading 'Centre of Excellence' for Life Sciences and the location of choice for a wide range of successful companies.


Established in 1997, the science park was originally set up to provide quality accommodation and support facilities for the commercialisation of The Roslin Institute (and other academic) spin-outs. Today, the science park is a thriving scientific community reflected by the wide variety of flourishing commercial and academic life science related organisations on site.

We decided to move to Roslin BioCentre because it offered the range of services, facilities and support that we needed. The package was cost effective and the costs were transparent. We wanted to be part of a dynamic entrepreneurial community and the shared facilities helped keep our costs down.

Ian Fotheringham President, Ingenza

Facilities and Services

Roslin BioCentre is on a 36 acre site and offers flexible, affordable property opportunities with access to shared facilities, office accommodation, meeting rooms and support services within 30,000 square feet of serviced facilities. 

Whilst able to meet the needs and demands of the largest occupiers, Roslin BioCentre also provides practical property solutions for energetic and vibrant new businesses that may experience rapid growth - this is facilitated through a range of flexible property opportunities. 

The Wallace and Logan Buildings offer fully serviced suites in a supported environment and comprehensive site services including all utility costs, security and grounds and infrastructure maintenance included within the terms of the lease.  Virtual Tenancy or Hot Desk packages are also available for those who don’t require a permanent physical presence on site.

Roslin BioCentre offers ready set up laboratory space, fully equipped with access to shared facilities ensuring minimal capital cost. Lab based tenants have access to cold room, wash up/autoclave room and specialist waste handling. 

Forest Friends Nursery

Onsite at Roslin BioCentre is Forest Friends, a registered private nursery which provides high quality childcare by fully qualified and experienced staff for babies and children from birth to five years   There’s a strong emphasis on education in an imaginative and stimulating safe environment with comprehensive facilities including a large range of play and educational equipment and secure indoor and outdoor play areas. Full and part time places are available.


Situated on the south side of Edinburgh in the shadow of the Pentland Hills and within a short distance of Edinburgh, Roslin BioCentre is at the heart of the Midlothian Science Zone and easily accessible by road, train and air.

The area provides a stimulating environment for companies to mature and develop with The Roslin Institute’s new research facility at Easter Bush, Moredun Institute, Pentlands Science Park and the Edinburgh Technopole just over a mile away.

Roslin BioCentre is situated in a rural environment, rich with grassland and trees and less than a mile from Roslin Village, with the world famous Rosslyn Chapel – renowned for its beauty and the mystery and legend which surrounds it.

Park Summary

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36 acres/14 hectares
12 miles/20 minutes
Rail (nearest):
7 miles/18 minutes
City Centre:
7 miles/18 minutes


Roslin BioCentre

  • Wallace Building
  • Roslin
  • Midlothian, EH25 9PP

CEO of Roslin BioCentre and Roslin Innovation Centre: John Mackenzie

T: +44 (0)131 200 6400

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