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Building work starts in earnest for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

Building work starts in earnest for International Barley Hub and Advanced Plant Growth Centre

Ground breaking: Mairi Gougeon MSP, Prof Colin Campbell and Iain Stewart MP
"With completion expected in early 2024, the centres will bring together industry and world-leading science to focus on solutions for the food and drink industry regarding climate change and a green recovery from the disruption caused by COVID-19"
Ground breaking: Mairi Gougeon MSP, Prof Colin Campbell and Iain Stewart MP

Building work has now begun on the International Barley Hub (IBH) and Advanced Plant Growth Centre (APGC) at the James Hutton Institute. The two plant science innovation centres are being supported by £45 million from the UK Government and £17 million from the Scottish Government as part of the Tay Cities Region Deal. The deal is a £700 million, 10-year regional investment partnership between governments and public and private organisations across Angus, Dundee, northeast Fife and Perth & Kinross.

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Bernardo Rodriguez-Salcedo, Media Manager, James Hutton Institute, Tel: +44 (0)1224 395089 (direct line), +44 (0)344 928 5428 (switchboard) or +44 (0)7791 193918 (mobile).

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