However, ongoing work to Appleton Tower over the next few weeks may require closure of the building in times of exceptionally high winds. Check here for the latest information.
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Archive material below dates from the Cowgate Fire 2002-12-07
The University has allocated space in Appleton Tower, which will replace a substantial portion of the areas lost in the fire. This space has, until now, been occupied by training facilities and public access microlabs which are being relocated within the central area. We are most grateful to colleagues who have moved without notice to accommodate our emergency needs.
We are currently installing networks and hardware on floors 2, 3 and 5 of Appleton Tower, which will house our Teaching Organisation, the Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications, undergraduate and postgraduate teaching laboratories, seminar and tutorial rooms.
Initially, we will occupy these floors as is, and "camp" on floors 2 and 3 whilst planning and building work is underway for customised accomodation providing a mix of office and open-plan space on level 4.
Level 5 will provide an open access lab with around 110 DICE machines, MSc common room and secure locker room, and supporting facilities for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The ITO and Librarian will move to level 5 at the end of January.
In January, a "wireless hotspot" for 802.11 wireless internet access will be established in the AT Concourse on level G. Watch this space for further details.
A phased programme of alterations on floors 4, 2 and 3, over the remainder of this academic year, will provide accommodation on four floors suitable for the next 3-5 years. Longer-term plans are already being developed, for a permanent home bringing Informatics at Edinburgh together under one roof.
If you have taken up temporary accommodation elsewhere and want your phone number transferred to reach the extension where you now sit, please ontact the local service manager with details, or make a request yourself by sending details of the redirection required directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
There were no major casualties.
Our building at 80 South Bridge, home of our Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications, was among the buildings destroyed.
Wikipedia 17 January 2003 Edinburgh/Cowgate Fire
NTK 12 December 2002 Need to Know
The Register 11 December 2002Fire guts Edinburgh's AI library
BBCi 9 December 2002Fire destroys librarian's work
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