New Student Centre design submitted to planning


Following incorporation of your feedback, your new Student Centre plans have been submitted to planning!

Following student consultations held in June and November 2017, amended architectural designs for a new Student Centre have been submitted to the City of Edinburgh’s planning department.


Based on feedback from the first consultation, significant changes were made to the original proposals, with Teviot Row House garden being preserved and additional facilities being created along Charles Street Lane. The student support for this project was really positive at the second consultation, so we’re now pleased to be progressing the project to the planning permission stage.


“We are so excited for this project to fully begin. Students were vital in informing how the city campus should function, and how students want to access both study and support places. Bringing together the academic, support and social aspects of a student’s life will ensure that there is a real community hub for students based here. The Student Centre will be truly unique to Edinburgh, once again cementing the innovation of the students here.” Eleri Connick, President, Edinburgh University Students’ Association


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 – something students have repeatedly told us would help them better access the services needed to support their student life at Edinburgh.


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 new Student Centre will be a landmark building at the heart of the city centre campus. By bringing together student services from across the University, it will make accessing support, advice and guidance more straightforward than ever before." Gavin Douglas, Deputy Secretary Student Experience