An update from the University regarding the works at Merchiston Campus:
"The Merchiston works continue to progress at pace, with a number of areas now having been completed. We do however realise that there have been a number of issues in recent weeks which have had a negative effect on students studying at the campus, including some flooding during the weekend of 2 November. We would like to apologise for the disruption that this caused and thank you again for your patience during this project.
A large number of the internal redevelopment areas
have now been completed including the new NSA rooms, Student Hub
and Publishing and Journalism spaces. The handover of these spaces
to the University will significantly reduce the impact that the
works have on large areas of the building, particularly Block E
(GP Block), where staff, students and contractors have been trying
to operate within the same live environment over recent months.
Please be aware however that works in the corridors will not be
completed until 7 December so some contractors will still be working
to finish these areas.
Unfortunately the new music building will not be completed for 7 December 2012 as originally scheduled. Following discussion with appropriate staff within the School of Arts & Creative Industries, it has been agreed that regardless of the completion date of the new build, Music will delay their move from Craighouse Campus until early May 2013.
We are aware that heating continues to be a problem in various parts of the campus and we would like to reassure all students that we are taking every step necessary to make sure the campus is an appropriate temperature for all users, including during lectures and tutorials. We will continue to monitor heating levels throughout the duration of the project and your feedback is always appreciated. Should you have any concerns please contact your Programme Leader in the first instance.
Given there have been 12 construction sites on campus, we are also aware of the problems of contractor noise. Every effort is being made to try to keep noise disruption to a minimum during the works and the vast majority of noisy works are now being completed out with teaching hours. Some noisy works are essential during the day (specifically in the new photography area in the link corridor), but if these are causing a significant problem please raise these with your Module or Programme Leader and we'll take action where appropriate."
(Aricle date: 22/11/12)