Eden Campus is the University of St Andrews innovation centre designed to help shape a sustainable future. The Campus is located four miles west of the town of St Andrews on the banks of the Eden Estuary in the village of Guardbridge.
Following significant investment from the University, the UK and Scottish Governments, and many other partners, the former paper mill site is being transformed into a location where industry and academia can come powerfully together.
The Campus is home to an award-winning biomass energy centre providing heat to 43 buildings in St Andrews as well as over 2,500 student rooms. A solar PV project will go live in the summer of 2021 delivering electricity to the Campus buildings. Before the end of 2021, a fabrication and prototyping facility will open along with a centre for energy storage and conversion and, a first of its kind in Scotland, a centre for battery development, incorporating a state-of-the-art dry laboratory.
Further projects are planned as the Campus aims to drive forward the University’s plans to be carbon net-zero by 2035. In addition to generating heat and electricity, the Campus aims to capture carbon and convert it into a range of valuable fuels and products.
In early 2022, the Campus will become home to several spin-out companies working at the frontiers of science and technology – companies producing sustainable antibiotics, new fuel cells, synthetic proteins and new forms of batteries.