Law School to move to temporary location in 3 months

As part of the new schedule for the refurbishment of Old College, the entire Law School currently based in the building will be temporarily relocated to the David Hume Tower on 20th June 2016.

This move will allow for contractors, Graham Construction, to focus on the refurbishment in its entirety, rather that the originally planned phased upgrade. It is hoped that this will result in a completion date of December 2017, with the Law School moving back in to Old College in January 2018, a whole two years ahead of the original schedule.

The relocation will start the week commencing 6th June with the Law Library. A staggered move for the library will allow for some service to be continually provided during this time. The remaining offices will then be relocated over the week of the 20th June with a complete exit date of 27th June.

The Law School’s temporary home is based at the centre of Humanities and Social Sciences in the University’s George Square campus, only a few minutes walk from Old College. It will continue to provide the Law Library, teaching and study spaces for students, and office space for the majority of Law School staff and administration. To find the location of the David Hume Tower please visit the University of Edinburgh maps webpage.

Regular updates will be issued during the move and we hope that there will be as little inconvenience and disruption as possible to students, staff and visitors during this time.