Heriot-Watt student residences unveiled
October 3 2012
Designed by RMJM alongside main contractor Morgan Sindall and lead consultant Capita Symonds; the development forms part of a wider masterplan to replace existing 1970s accommodation with as many as 2,000 new rooms.
Named after Dr Christina Cruickshank Miller, a Heriot-Watt graduate and lecturer and the first female chemist to be elected by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the new accommodation has been built on a green field site pending demolition of existing accommodation next door which will make way for a second phase of works.
The development of self-catering, fully furnished, flats has received an ‘excellent’ BREEAM rating and has been developed in tandem with a development of 250 new residences at the University’s Scottish Borders campus.
The development was officially unveiled by professor Steve Chapman, principal of Heriot-Watt University, who said, “This multi-million pound development is part of a major investment programme in our campuses in Edinburgh and the Scottish Borders to provide safe, secure and comfortable accommodation in self-catering, fully-furnished flats.
“The new build demonstrates our commitment to environmental sustainability and our aspirations of continued growth and development.”
Photography by Douglas McBride.