ECCI @ High School Yards attracts 300 visitors

18 December 2012

ECCI's new building at High School Yards has attracted 300 visitors since the new academic term started - and it hasn't even been built yet.

@Elizabete RancaneThe building project has been used as learning and teaching resource for students and academics from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Napier University and Heriot-Watt University to make the innovative design, building methods and use a real life teaching resource.

Students from a range of programmes, from Quantity Surveying to Environmental Law, will continue to visit the building over the next 6 months.

An innovative approach to design and construction could also see the ECCI become the first refurbished building in the world to achieve the industry sustainability BREEAM standard of Outstanding.         

More information: 

If you would like to arrange a visit contact

Academic disciplines using the building as a resource include:

  • Architecture Environment and Technology, University of Edinburgh

  • LLM programme in Global Environment and Climate Change Law, University of Edinburgh

  • Masters of Architecture (Architectural Technology Research), University of Edinburgh

  • MSc Carbon Management, University of Edinburgh

  • MSc Environmental Sustainability, University of Edinburgh

  • MSc Carbon Management in the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University

  • MSc Carbon Management in the Built Environment, Heriot-Watt University

  • Engineering module in Sustainable Development, Scottish Energy Centre, Edinburgh Napier University

  • MSc Environmental Sustainability, Scottish Energy Centre, Edinburgh Napier University

  • Modern Methods of Construction, Edinburgh Napier University

Hear from the MSc Environmental Law students (visiting on Sep 26) below:

Get in touch, arrange a visit

ECCI and all the stakeholders involved in the build are keen to share the knowledge and learnings from the project. If you think the building project could be of interest to you or your students please get in touch to arrange a briefing and/or visit. Visits will be timed with key construction phases and led by the lead architect and/or site manager.

Contact: Annabel Cooper, +44 (0)131 6509 811,