Thomson Gray are providing quantity surveyor services for Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) on its new Rural and Veterinary Innovation Centre on the Highlands and Islands Enterprise Inverness Campus. The centre will provide accommodation and support for new and existing small to medium-sized businesses. The building will create a teaching environment for PHD students and feature a necropsy suite for wildlife and laboratory spaces to support the development of new products and services, as well as industry-focused research. The design incorporates RIBA 2030 Sustainable Outcomes – reducing the energy demand of the building through passive design measures, using renewable and zero carbon energy, using local suppliers where possible and reducing the upfront embodied carbon within the development. The project has been issued to tender with construction works to commence early 2022.