New University of Stirling facility gets the Royal treatment

The Earl of Wessex met staff and students at the opening of the University of Stirling INTO building

PRINCE Edward has officially opened the University of Stirling’s new £6.5 million INTO Academic Centre.

Built by Morrison Construction, the three-storey facility includes a lecture theatre, ten teaching rooms, a café, and capacity for up to 420 students.

Other works on the project included landscaping, including the creation of two gardens surrounding the building, and a new car park.

Students will use the building to undertake preparation courses for progression to university degrees.

The Earl of Wessex was greeted by University principal and vice-chancellor professor Gerry McCormac. Guests at the official opening included representatives from Morrison Construction, politicians, members of the Students’ Union and Stirling Council representatives.

Eddie Robertson, Morrison Construction managing director Central Building said, “We are delighted that Prince Edward opened our fantastic new building at University of Stirling. The INTO building marks another great development by Morrison Construction and will give students and staff a state-of-the-art space for learning.”