Muirhead House refurbishment

A £6.25 million refurbishment of Muirhead House student accommodation located on campus is underway – modernising and boosting energy efficiency in the building.

All of the 127 bedrooms will be refreshed with new flooring, decoration, fixtures, and furniture. The kitchens and bathrooms throughout the building will be replaced with modern fittings, together with lighting and fire alarm systems. The envelope of the building will also be thermally enhanced with new windows, roof insulation and finish, cavity wall insulation, external cladding and blockwork cleaned. Solar panels will be installed onto the roof that will provide a sustainable source of power.

Artist impressions of the new Muirhead House bedrooms

The works are being led by the Auchterarder-based firm Hadden Group.

“The refurbishment of Muirhead House will further enhance the wide range of quality student accommodation available at the University of Stirling – ensuring our students continue to enjoy comfortable and secure spaces to live, learn and call home.”

Professor Leigh Sparks, Deputy Principal (Education and Students)

“As a member of the project board, the Students’ Union has been able to work with the University through every step of the process, and we welcome the rejuvenation of Muirhead.

Through our work on the board, we have been able to ensure that the project will deliver significant improvements, which Stirling students will benefit from.

Furthermore, this work will enhance the energy efficiency of the building – another important step in the ambition for the University to reach net zero by 2040.”

Zoë Crosher, Vice President Communities at Stirling Students' Union