The historic building in the Quartermile redevelopment area is to be restored and extended to form a wide range of teaching and learning spaces under plans drawn up by architect Bennetts Associates.
The proposals provide around 230,000 sq ft of floor space, of which 65,000 sq ft is new construction.
New four-storey “infill buildings” will be constructed in the two courtyards between the east and west hospital wards and will provide space for lecture halls and teaching spaces.
If approved, the University hopes to start main construction next year opening to student in mid-2021.
Edinburgh University is using Faith and Gould as project manager, supported by structural engineer Will Rudd Davidson and Atkins’ Glasgow office as services engineer.