Heriot Watt University Student Residences
Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh
Designed for, and to be delivered by, the preferred bidding contractor, Watkin Jones, this 450 bed student housing development is Heriot Watt’s follow up to the recently completed Christina Millar Halls of Residence and forms part of the university’s wider building programme which also include the new national sports hub. This latest scheme looks to impart a sense of place to the scattered estate of buildings by providing a high density solution that responds to the overall topography of the campus and features a series of landscaped elements that combine to give the development a village feel. Clad in a combination of brick, render zinc and composite panels, the proposals aim to provide a contemporary campus village environment with its own identity that takes inspiration from the surrounding landscaping, topography and materials used in the adjacent campus.
The proposals, that constituted a Major Planning Application, completed in July 2016 and achieved a BREEAM Excellent rating.