Old College is finally re-opening, complete with a new library, cafe and lecture theatre

The four-year renovation project is complete


Old College is finally set to re-open at the end of the month, following a massive four-year project undertaken to revamp the iconic building that is the historic home to the university's law school. The renovation work has included the construction of a new Law Library, new teaching spaces, study spaces, a café, and social spaces.

The 300-year old building has undergone huge refurbishment to bring it into line with the requirements of modern-day university life

The ambitious refurbishment project began in November 2014 and was scheduled to be completed in August 2018. Delays in construction have meant the Edinburgh Law School's move "home" has taken a little longer than expected, however with the project weeks away from completion, the Law School shall commence its relocation back to Old College from the David Hume Tower at the end of the month.

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The interiors are now said to be as inspiring as they are functional

The building will be re-open to all students from the beginning of semester two, meaning you can enjoy and benefit from the huge renovation project that has transformed the 300-year-old building. Alongside the construction of new study spaces, the Adam Lecture Theatre has also been refurbished and will feature a huge glass dome (pictures of which can be seen here) as its focal feature. No dozing through those nine ams in such an inspiring and intellectually stimulating learning environment, am I right?

The gilded figure on top of the dome represents youth and holds the torch of learning

The new Law Library is one of the most anticipated features of the refurbishment and will feature the spectacular Senate Room with double height flooring, a study mezzanine level, quiet study spaces and computer desks. Artist's impressions of the Law Library can be seen here.