Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh

Contractor: Bowmer and Kirkland
Architect: Reiach and Hall
Project Value: £33,000,000

Oriam is Scotland’s national performance centre for sport, based at Heriot-Watt University’s Riccarton campus in Edinburgh. Occupied by the Scottish Rugby Union and the Scottish Football Association, it is primarily used as a training facility. The centre also has a FIFA-accredited indoor synthetic 3G pitch which is the largest of its type in Europe. Its dimensions of 116 metres by 76 metres are the same size as those of Hampden Park’s pitch.

Partnering with Bowmer and Kirkland, Rotec supplied and installed an oversized doorset for the indoor Rugby pitch which would accommodate heavy-duty vehicle entry. Measuring at 3300mm wide x 3955mm high, this project fulfilled both aesthetic and practical objectives. As with all our projects, comprehensive attention to detail was essential in order to meet the bespoke requirements of the client.

As well as securing pitch access, Rotec also provided Rebound Panels around the 3G turf and designed custom fire rated doors for equipment entry. Even though the project objective was to maximise entry size, it was vital that all work completed would incorporate fire safety requirements in compliance with building regulations.