From the outset, Heriot-Watt University had a clear vision “to create the UK’s leading innovation hub for the practical application of robotics and autonomous systems”. A collaborative partnership between Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh University and commercial partners, the UK’s first National Robotarium within the Heriot-Watt Riccarton Campus in the west of Edinburgh was commissioned. This new facility, the first of its kind, will provide a dedicated innovation hub for the acceleration of knowledge and developments within the robotic and autonomous system industry.
MLA were honoured to play a key role in this ‘once in a lifetime’ project, providing a full design service of strategic consultancy, architecture and interior design, from ideation to completion.
Read the full case study: The National Robotarium – MLA (michaellaird.co.uk)
Client: Heriot-Watt University
Location: Riccarton Campus, Edinburgh
Photography: Keith Hunter Photography
Videography: Analog Film Co
Awards: Scottish Property Awards 2023: Highly Commended - Architectural Excellence
Learning Places Scotland Awards 2023: Winner - Project of the Year