The new £12 million student residencies at Heriot-Watt University’s Scottish Borders Campus, have taken a further step closer to completion, with a topping out ceremony to celebrate the progress being made.
Brian McQuade, Managing Director, Scotland, Miller Construction was delighted to invite Professor Steve Chapman, Principal of Heriot-Watt University and Professor Alison Harley, Head of the School of Textiles and Design, to secure the final section of the roof panelling with pot rivets.
Brian McQuade, Miller Construction, said: “It is our pleasure to have the Principal on site today to see how the works are progressing and to mark this significant point in the building’s progress. The project is on target to complete in July and we are enjoying the relationship we have with Heriot-Watt, which will see the delivery of a facility which will be of great benefit to students studying at the Scottish Borders Campus.”
Once complete, the project at the Galashiels Campus will provide a 218-bed student residence, some of which will be arranged as five bedroom ‘cluster’ flats, comprising single rooms, each with en-suite provision, kitchens, lounges and ancillary facilities. This project is part of the University’s wider £26 million development which also includes new residencies at its Edinburgh Campus.
Professor Chapman, said: “We are delighted that the project has reached this important milestone, on time and within budget, and are looking forward to the successful handover of the completed and fully fitted-out building on the agreed date.”