Heriot-Watt has been shortlisted in the bidding to host the National Performance Centre for Sport.
Phase One announcement
The shortlisting announcement on phase one of the bidding process came from the Scottish Government, with the three shortlisted bidders, Heriot-Watt University supported by the City of Edinburgh Council, Stirling Council and the University of Stirling and Dundee City Council invited to enter stage two bids in July.
Opening in 2016
A decision is expected later in the summer and the Centre, intended to provide Scotland's top sports men and women with the facilities, programmes and services that will enable them to prepare to excel on the international stage, scheduled to open on 2016.
Our desire is to create a world class sporting facility that will have a positive impact on the preparation of our athletes, readying them to compete successfully on the world stage.
Professor Chapman, Heriot-Watt Principal
Professor Steve Chapman, Principal of Heriot-Watt University, said, "We are delighted that Heriot-Watt's proposal is one of those shortlisted, and we are looking forward to developing stage two of our bid, with the support of our partner the City of Edinburgh Council.
"Our desire is to create a world class sporting facility that will have a positive impact on the preparation of our athletes, readying them to compete successfully on the world stage.
"The location and accessibility of the proposed site coupled with innovative design will create a National Performance Centre for Sport that will impact on the development of sport nationally, regionally and locally and will greatly enhancement the sporting infrastructure of the Capital."