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Case Studies

University of Edinburgh, Accommodation


The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583, is the sixth-oldest university and one of Scotland’s ancient universities. It was the fourth university to be established in Scotland and the sixth in the UK, and is regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The university is right in the heart of the city, with many of the buildings in the historic Old Town belonging to the university.

The University accommodation services provide residential accommodation for around 6,500 students at over 40 different locations - with some of their accommodation rooms having views of Arthur’s Seat.


It was important to the University that the furniture was robust and functional but also they wanted a modern look. Autumn Plum finishes were chosen instead of the previous oak and beech finishes to help accomplish this.

The rooms were particularly small on this project, so our designer had to work hard at fitting the required furniture into the rooms without them looking cluttered. We changed the design many times after meeting with the University until we got the rooms to the perfect layout. The majority of the furniture items on this project were bespoke.

We have very good relationships with the personnel at the accommodation services built from a similar job completed the previous year which went very smoothly. The university was very happy with the quality of our products.