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Heriot Watt University 

Heriot Watt University required a fresh new multi-functional environment for students to relax and study

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  • Client: Heriot Watt University 
  • Year: 2017
  • Type: Public Sector, Education
  • Scope: Interior Architecture, Space Planning, Interior Design, Fit-out Contracting
Overview 

SPACE completed the fit-out of the Heriot Watt University Learning Commons.

The University required a fresh new multi-functional environment for students to relax and study, providing work areas with up-to-date IT functions, rooms and a new improved kitchen and server area. 

The Learning Commons, which is located on the ground floor of the Hugh Nisbet Building, is a supported study and learning environment that complements and supplements the Cameron Smail Library, providing more spaces for collaborative and social study with Information Services staff on hand to assist where required.

Approach

The new study space adjoins a remodelled elements catering outlet, which is open as a drop in and/ or take away facility. 

This £1.5M project has focused on improving the student experience, particularly in respect of study space.

The completed project has provided students and staff with a state-of-the art digital learning and study centre, with extended hours of access and a flexible support model. 

In addition, it has created a vibrant study ‘destination’: It is a space that is bright, attractive, appealing and fun – a ‘go to’ place for students. 

The facility provides over 200 seats offering a variety and choice of learning and study settings (including 120-140 study settings with additional 60-80 seat provision).