The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO opens Scottish Borders Campus residences

The Duke of Gloucester KG GCVO has officially opened Heriot-Watt University's new residences building at the Scottish Borders Campus.

The new £12m, 218 bed space development was part of a £26m University residences development including new residences at the University's Edinburgh Campus.

Professor Steve Chapman, Principal of Heriot-Watt University, said, "These new residences, the latest phase of the University's dynamic programme of investment to upgrade its estate, are a major improvement to student residences provision. They offer our students modern, attractive and welcoming accommodation with generous space and of a standard which is at the leading edge of market expectations."

The new residences received an €˜excellent' rating for environmental performance under the BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method).

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