His Royal Highness was greeted by University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Gerry McCormac and among the guests were representatives from Morrison Construction, local and national politicians, representatives from Stirling Council and members of the Students’ Union at the official opening held inside the new building.
The three-storey, 1840 sqm university facility boasts a state-of-the-art lecture theatre, 10 teaching rooms, a café, and capacity for up to 420 students.
Works began for the project on the grounds of the university at the existing Cottrell Building car park in June 2016 before the programme was completed in August this year.
Landscaping, including the creation of two gardens surrounding the building, and a new car park were also included in the works.
Students at the University of Stirling INTO Building will undertake preparation courses for progression to degrees at the University of Stirling, as well as other universities.
Morrison Construction Managing Director Central Building Eddie Robertson, said:
“We are delighted that Prince Edward opened our fantastic new building at University of Stirling. The INTO building marks another great development by Morrison Construction and will give students and staff a state-of-the-art space for learning.”