Contractor hopes for top marks with new student developments

An artist’s impression of the Elgin accommodation

ROBERTSON is putting the final touches to two student accommodation developments in the north of the country.

The Elgin and Inverness-based projects, worth £8.5million, are being carried out for the University of Highlands and Islands and developers Cityheart. The residences will open later this month and will house some 190 students in the Highlands during term time.

Robertson said it will be the first time dedicated student accommodation has been provided in Elgin for students of Moray College UHI, providing room for 40 students in Alba Road. The Inverness Campus development follows completion last year on another block, also for 150 Inverness College UHI students.

Frank Reid, managing director of Robertson Northern said, “The University of the Highlands and Islands is a fantastic asset for the whole region and these developments demonstrate the input it makes to the whole area.

“This is particularly exciting for Elgin and its surrounds as the introduction of student-specific accommodation helps bring a fresh workforce and new skills into the area. It is an especially proud moment for us given Robertson was founded in Elgin, so bringing this project to completion is a particularly satisfying.”

Cityheart appointed Robertson Northern to deliver the new accommodation after working together on similar developments in Fort William and Inverness.