Edinburgh University has drawn up a shortlist of six architects to design a £50m research facility on the campus
Included in the shortlist are Foster and Partners, BDP, RMJM Architects and Bennetts Associates. A winner is to be announced at the end of next month.

The 30,000 m2 building is to be built on the site of a car park on the university campus. It will accommodate the university's artificial intelligence, cognitive science, computer science, computing engineering and speech recognition school – known as the School of Informatics. A health centre, a seminar space, laboratories, offices and workshops will also be included in the design.

The development is part of the university's construction programme, which includes another £50m to be spent on research buildings between 2004 and 2006.

A £30m research centre for the university's medical school, designed by Glasgow architect Boswell Mitchell & Johnson, has just started on site.

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    The firm beat off competition from Freeland Rees Roberts Architects as well as Edward Cullinan Architects and MacCormac Jamieson Pritchard.