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Space Solutions fit-out Heriot-Watt University Learning Commons

Posted on Tue, 2016-09-06 15:09 by Company News

Space Solutions recently completed the fit-out of the Heriot-Watt University Learning Commons and were delighted to attend the official opening, presented by the Principal and Deputy Principal.

The Learning Commons, which is located on the ground floor of the Hugh Nisbet Building, is a supported study and learning environment that will complement and supplement the Cameron Smail Library, providing more spaces for collaborative and social study with Information Services staff on hand to assist where required. The study space adjoins a remodelled Elements catering outlet, which will be open as a drop in and/or take away facility.

This £1.5M project has focussed on improving the student experience, particularly in respect of study space. In response, it is proposed that the Learning Commons will provide;

  • A state-of-the art digital learning and study centre, with extended hours of access and a flexible support model.
  • A vibrant study ‘destination’: A space that is bright, attractive, appealing and fun – a ‘go to’ place for students.
  • Over 200 seats offering a variety and choice of learning and study settings (including 120-140 study settings with additional 60-80 seat provision).

Congratulations to the team who have delivered a highly challenging fit out project within an extremely tight programme, overcoming challenges to produce a successful fit-out.