Bowmer & Kirkland has got the planning green light for its £14m project to build a teaching and learning facility for Heriot-Watt University.

Construction work on the Sheppard Robson designed building is now expected to get underway before the end of the year.

Located at the Riccarton Campus on the outskirts of West Edinburgh, the 57,000 sq ft teaching and learning facility consists of two teaching blocks that are arranged either side of an atrium.

The southern block facing the site’s loch curves to enlarge the central atrium and the northern block is regular shape.

Glasgow-based KJ Tait is building services engineer with Atkins acting as structural engineer on the project.

James Dick, partner at Sheppard Robson, said: “The design has been carefully composed to encourage collaboration between students and staff, embrace new ways of learning that will have a direct impact on students’ ability to put theories into practice.

“The back drop to the exchange of ideas will be the campus’ green spaces, with the building making the most of this setting.”

Source: Construction Enquirer

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