The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh Futures Institute


Welcome to the online tour of the Edinburgh Futures Institute (EFI) building.

Scroll down to explore the building's past, present and future.

You can also find out more about EFI and the design and construction team involved in the sensitive restoration of the building.


The former Royal Infirmary. Background image 1878, reproduced with permission from Peter Stubbs,


Building construction progress from 2020 to 2022. Background model developed by Bennetts Associates.


Architect impression showing the building upon completion. Credit: Bennetts Associates.

About EFI and the building project

Design and construction delivery team


  • The University of Edinburgh
  • David Oulton
  • Barry Topping
  • Ingrid Heersche
  • Siobhan Dunn
  • Mike Boyd
  • Patricia Erskine
  • Jane Johnston
  • Lesley McAra
  • Marie Storrar
  • Rue Chaladauskaite
  • Paulette Mukarurangwa
  • Bennetts Associates
  • Adam McFall
  • Alasdair Gordon
  • Faithful + Gould
  • Kirsty Whitfield
  • Alex MacGruer
  • Image Credits
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bennetts Associates
  • Multivista
  • Lothian Health Services Archive
  • Keith Hunter Photography
  • Peter Stubbs EdinPhoto