Projects // CommercialEducation // Global Research Innovation and Discovery (GRID) , Edinburgh

PROJECT: Global Research Innovation and Discovery (GRID)

LOCATION: Edinburgh

SECTOR: Higher Education & Commercial

STATUS: Complete

END CLIENT/DEVELOPER: Herriot Watt University

MAIN CONTRACTOR: Bowmer+Kirkland



SCOPE OF WORKS:  GRID is a new build 5,200 sqm high-tech research, innovation and discovery centre comprising teaching spaces, laboratories, conference spaces and office accommodation. The facility is set out across two teaching locks located either side of an atrium.

Exposed, aesthetically pleasing, services are a key feature of the building.



  • Detailed up-front co-ordination undertaken
  • Exposed services through out
  • VRF air conditioning through out
  • Traditional plant room installation
  • BREEAM ‘Excellent’
  • EPC