Student Centre designs go on show
Students and staff are being invited to have their say on plans for an ambitious new student centre.
The scheme will create a dedicated hub for students at Teviot Row House – the oldest purpose built students’ union in the world.
Students, staff, alumni and the wider public can view the proposals and speak to the architects on Tuesday 21 November from 12 to 7pm in the Debating Room at Teviot Row House.
Following feedback from an initial consultation in June, architectural designs for the new centre have been updated and are being made available for comment.
Significant changes have been made to the original proposals. Under the revised plans, the garden at Teviot Row House will be preserved and additional facilities created along Charles Street Lane.
Teviot Row House will be completely refurbished and made fully accessible, maintaining the building’s unique character while improving and expanding the services on offer.
It will bring student services from the University and the Students’ Association side-by-side for the first time.
A link will also be formed with a new student services building located on George Square.
These new proposals enhance the much-loved Teviot while creating vibrant new spaces for all students to access. What our students tell us matters – we’ve adjusted the designs based on comments from the first consultation and look forward to people letting us know what they think.
The new Student Centre is part of a series of improvements being made to enhance the Edinburgh student experience.
Further improvements are being made across student counselling and disability services, and there are extensive developments taking place in our sporting facilities.
Major investments are being made to improve library and study facilities, to increase teaching spaces, to enhance spaces for student societies, and to develop our award-winning student accommodation.
Those unable to attend the consultation will shortly be able to view the plans and access an online feedback form.
The new designs endeavour to keep Teviot as a place students can be proud to call their own for generations to come. We worked closely with the University and the architects to lobby for the changes students wanted to see from the first consultation and made sure we had this consultation during term time so students’ voices were listened to; this project is for students and we can’t wait to hear their thoughts.