The University has appointed GRAHAM Construction to undertake phases one to three of the Old College Refurbishment project, following a competitive tender process.
This highly experienced construction firm has previously undertaken significant buildings projects at the University, including the Centre for Carbon Innovation.
The contractors will be on site to begin work from 23rd November.
Work on the north side of Old College has been scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.
The Law School, including the library, is to relocate to David Hume Tower, to allow this work to take place with the minimum of disruption. The new building will reopen in January 2018. Work to the south-west basement will then follow.
Staff and students will be kept up to date regularly throughout the process.