King's Buildings House fire - update


Update at 4pm, Friday 18 May:


On Monday 16 April there was a fire at King’s Buildings House. All staff, students and visitors were safely evacuated and the building was closed off.

We've been working hard with the University and external contractors towards getting the building re-opened and are pleased to say that we will be opening the following services from Monday 21 May: 

  • Reception
  • Advice Place
  • Tempo
  • Nom Nom
  • The Shop
  • KB Fitness

The Mayfield Bar and the Common Room & Kitchen will remain closed for renovation until further notice. 


We also have catering and retail services at the Shop & Deli in King's Buildings Centre and at the Magnet Cafe in JCMB. Our Advice Place is open in Potterrow, is available on phone or email and can see students via appointment on the King's Buildings Campus. There is a temporary C:Card, free sanitary products and pregnancy tests collection point in the Weir Building North (beside the Careers Reception).


If you have a KB Fitness Gym membership we will be in touch directly with you via email. Thanks to Sport & Exercise, KB Fitness members are invited to use University of Edinburgh Sport & Exercise’s gym and fitness facilities at the Pleasance for free during off-peak hours until the end of the exam period (Sunday 27 May).  Full details are available here.