Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot - Watt University - Meeting Edinburgh
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Edinburgh Conference Centre at Heriot - Watt University

The Edinburgh Conference Centre is the purpose-designed facility in the heart of Heriot-Watt University's campus. 

Our flagship facility, the James Watt Centre offers two dynamic and distinctive interlinking venues, which, can be utilised collectively or separately to suit your objectives. Connected by spacious lounge ideal for registration and refreshments;

 James Watt Centre 1 features a flexible well equipped auditorium which can either be arranged 450 tiered theatre, 192 cabaret, 200 dinner or 506m2 exhibition space with adjacent breakout space.

 James Watt Centre 2 provides a contemporary theatre offering collaborative tiered seating for 200 and breakout spaces with built-in unified communication facilities.

 Available during the University vacation and weekends, James Watt Centre is complemented by;

The Postgraduate Centre a self-contained venue providing tiered auditorium for 150, 3 breakout spaces and foyer area.

 A diverse range of academic seminar rooms and 4 lecture theatres seating up to 300 and The GRID innovation centre

As an established residential venue, Heriot-Watt Campus has a range of accommodation options located a short walk from our meeting facilities and car parks . Ranging from budget student rooms available during the summer vacation to 4 star hotel accommodation at the Marriott Courtyard Edinburgh West. 

The continuous support of dedicated and highly skilled conference co-ordinators, audio-visual technicians and banqueting team to personalise your event.

 Scotland’s National Sports Performance Centre - Oriam with comprehensive range of grass, synthetic and court facilities to support the performance needs of national teams and the community.

Set in tranquil parkland on the edge of Edinburgh, the centre is conveniently located for access to major road networks and air routes and there is free parking available on-site.

 “Thank you for all your help with yesterday’s NHS event, you and your colleagues made sure that we had everything we needed exactly when we needed it.  I was particularly impressed with the space and how it ‘worked’ for us.  The lunch was fabulous and please pass special thanks to your IT chap, who just made it all happen seamlessly”

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Heriot Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH14 4AS
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Meeting Rooms

Capacity by configuration Dimensions
Banquet Boardroom Cabaret Classroom Reception Theatre Area Height
GRID Creative Studio 30 48 30 70 75
James Watt Centre 1 200 192 500 465 506m2 8.0m
James Watt Centre 2 200
JW1 Carnegie Room A 40 24 32 30 80 50 2.65m
JW1 Carnegie Room B 30 14 16 20 20 20 2.65m
JW1 Wardlaw Room 20 24 30 0 72m2 2.65m
JW2 Gibson Room 100 38 64 60 100 100
JWC2 Craig Room 70 38 56 60 100 100
Lecture Theatre 1 200
Lecture Theatre 2 99
Lecture Theatre 3 130
Lecture Theatre 4 300
Leonard Horner 28 20 30 70m2 5.79m
Postgraduate Centre 201 114
Postgraduate Centre 202 36 48
Postgraduate Centre 304 27
Postgraduate Centre Auditorium 160