Green light for indoor tennis centre at Heriot-Watt University



The Oriam sports centre at Heriot-Watt University is to be expanded with the addition of a new six-court indoor tennis centre and link building.

Designed by ADP Architecture, the Oriam Indoor Tennis Centre will be constructed at the University’s Riccarton campus where it will join existing external and indoor sports facilities provided across the National Performance Centre for Sport, Centre for Sport and Exercise and Sports Academy buildings.

A changing facility will also be included and a covered walkway will link to existing changing facilities within the Centre for Sport and Exercise. The proposal also includes the rerouting of a private access road, provision of new disabled parking and localised landscaping to the immediate perimeter of the proposed facility.

The design team includes Thomas & Adamson, Stantec and Hoare Lea.

The design statement said: “The new facility will provide world class training facilities for tennis players and support the National Performance Centre for Sport in providing an inspiring and inspirational environment where athletes, coaches and support staff feel empowered to excel within their chosen field.”

The City of Edinburgh Council said in its decision notice: “The new facility will provide six indoor tennis courts, changing places facility and covered walkway link to existing changing facilities within the Centre for Sport and Exercise.

“The proposal also includes the rerouting of a private access road, provision of new disabled parking and localised landscaping to the immediate perimeter of the proposed facility.”



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