New Student Centre

New Student Centre Consultation Event

Following feedback from the first public consultation held in June, amended architectural designs for a new Student Centre are being made available for comment.

Significant changes have been made to the original proposals, with Teviot Row House garden being preserved and additional facilities being created along Charles Street Lane.

The ambitious scheme will form a new dedicated hub for students, bringing together student services from the University and the Students’ Association side by side for the first time.

Teviot Row House, the oldest purpose built Students’ Union in the world, will be completely refurbished and made fully accessible, keeping its unique character but improving and expanding the range of services offered. Connections will also be formed with a brand new student services building on George Square.

The project is being built and designed in consultation with Edinburgh’s Student Association.  The  project will be carried out in phases, starting in 2018 with completion expected in 2024.

Wider investment

The new Student Centre is part of a series of enhancements being made to the Edinburgh experience.

Further improvements are being made across student counselling and disability services, as well as developments to sporting facilities.

Major investments are being made to improve library and study facilities, to increase teaching spaces, to enhance meeting spaces for student societies, and to develop award-winning student accommodation.

Have your say

Students, staff, alumni and the wider public can view the proposals and speak to the architects on Tuesday 21st November from 12-7pm at Teviot Row House, Debating Room, and have the opportunity to leave comments. There is no need to register for this event. 

Those unable to attend the Open Consultation can view the plans below and submit an online feedback form which will be open until 5pm on 5th December 2017.

Illustrations of proposed design

November 2017