Teviot Row House set to officially close from September 2023 to Spring 2025

Most of Teviot’s activities will move to Potterrow, the Pleasance, and other campus areas

In an email sent by EUSA on Tuesday, it was confirmed that Teviot House will close its doors on the 24th September and aims to reopen in Spring 2025.

As part of the proposed plans, the EUSA say that these redevelopments are needed to maintain and preserve the building, significantly improve accessibility, and overall improve the facility.

The Library Bar, Debating Hall, Dining Room, Balcony Room and Middle Reading Room will remain unchanged. The New Amphion, The Study and the Lounge will receive “smaller renovations retaining the current character while improving function”. 

One of the more significant changes will be the removal of the Sports Bar and Teviot Underground, which will be combined to “create a new day-to-night venue with level access from Charles Street Lane”. 

The Edinburgh University Students’ Association said that in light of the building’s closure, alternative venues and spaces will be used in Teviot Row House’s stead:

“We are working with the Students’ Association to provide you with alternative social and event spaces which can be used in the evenings and during weekends. We expect that the majority of what currently takes place in Teviot will move into Potterrow, the Pleasance and some additional spaces elsewhere across our estate. We’ll keep you updated once a full list of these alternative spaces has been confirmed.

“In advance of Teviot closing for the upgrade works, we will also provide alternative informal study space in our central campus area. This will provide open plan study space just a short distance from Teviot for the duration of the works. We’re currently working on the capacity and layout of this space and will share more information once details are confirmed.”

So, new and old students alike now have between the 8th September and the 24th to enjoy Teviot as we know it for the last time before it shuts its doors for almost two years (or more).

Cover Photo via EUSA Website

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