Basic Site Details

Name: Heriot-Watt University, Petroleum Engineering Department
Town, district or village: Riccarton
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
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Notes: Partly funded by the Department for Energy, Conoco and the UGC.

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 2University  
Item 2 of 2Faculty building  


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21972 Build/constructionPhase I
Item 2 of 21983 Build/constructionPhase II


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 9(Professor) George Alexander Macnab (misspelt McNab)ArchitectA1972 Phase I
Item 2 of 9Alan Reiach Eric Hall & PartnersArchitectural practiceA1972 Phase I
Item 3 of 9James Stuart RentonArchitectA1972 Phase I
Item 4 of 9John ('Jack') Reid Oberlander A1972 Partner in charge - Phase I
Item 5 of 9Leslie Douglas MitchellArchitectA1972 Phase I
Item 6 of 9Peter Burnett CairdArchitectA1972 Phase I
Item 7 of 9William Alistair MillerArchitectA1972 Phase I
Item 8 of 9Ian LowArchitectural TechnicianB1983 Phase II- partner in charge
Item 9 of 9Oberlander AssociatesArchitectural practiceB1983 Phase II

Related Buildings, Structures and Designs

Parent Structure and Site

This structure is related to the following parent structure or site (click the item to view details):
 Building nameNotes
Item 1 of 1Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton Campus10m scheme on 240 acre site. Project to extend over 7-10 years depending on the phasing of government spending for the scheme. Phase I incorporates the 'core' site over 70-acres, including playing fields. Construction planned along industrialised lines using precast concree units for flatted construction. Plans include a central library, 4 restaurants and accommodation for 1,200 students.

A E Weddle designed the landscape.


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Scotsman16 November 1993   

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Courtesy of Jack OberlanderInformation from interview with Yvonne Hillyard