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Heriot-Watt student residences unveiled

October 3 2012

Heriot-Watt student residences unveiled
A £14m development of 273 en-suite student bedrooms has been unveiled by Heriot-Watt University at their West Student Village campus.

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.
A further 250 rooms are being built at Herriot Watt's Scottish Borders campus
A further 250 rooms are being built at Herriot Watt's Scottish Borders campus
Communal kitchen areas double as social hubs
Communal kitchen areas double as social hubs


M McNulty
#1 Posted by M McNulty on 4 Oct 2012 at 12:48 PM
Great news regarding the development but disappointed about the spelling mistake as its "Heriot Watt" - please get someone to proof read before going to press please!
Jimmy riddle
#2 Posted by Jimmy riddle on 4 Oct 2012 at 15:33 PM
Grauniad copyeditor
#3 Posted by Grauniad copyeditor on 5 Oct 2012 at 12:57 PM
Ubran Reaml do seem to be making an inordinate amount of spelling errors lately. Perhaps a little more care before posting these articles?
Grammar God
#4 Posted by Grammar God on 5 Oct 2012 at 13:17 PM
@McNulty: if you're going to be pedantic and rude please proof read your comment before posting please! ;)
#5 Posted by Tenement on 6 Oct 2012 at 19:03 PM
Another typo... designed? should have read drawn up. There is very little design in this by numbers scheme. RMJM seem to make a habit of it these days.

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