Scotland Sports Performance Centre

Location: Oriam, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Training Space: Education, Performance Gym
Website: https://oriamscotland.com/

Oriam, Scotland’s National Performance Centre for sport, is the flagship performance centre for Heriot-Watt University and host to the Scottish Institute of Sport, Scottish Rugby Union, Scottish Football Association and Hearts of Midlothian FC.

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The Situation

When the facility first opened in 2016, IndigoFitness were selected as technical design partners to support Perform Better to equip the Performance Strength and Conditioning facility. With the Scottish Rugby teams increased use of the facility for all their Senior, age group and Women’s camps and Oriam’ s wider requirements to cater for multiple sports – discussions began between the Oriam Management team and stakeholders about upgrading the facility.

The aim of this latest project was to support our Performance Sport partners – Perform Better who were working closely with the Oriam Performance team along with the Performance teams from SIS, SRU, SFA and Hearts FC to transform the current gym into an area which will maximise athletic development of the athletes and individuals using the facility.

The Solution

Through extensive collaboration and stakeholder management, the Indigo technical design team designed bespoke, space saving Back-to-Back Racks, a Zenith Series Bridge Rig, personalised medicine ball wall targets and a number of other bespoke features.

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Flooring Solutions:


Duratrain 32 mm Rubber Flooring Tiles.


4G Turf Area and Turf Sled Track.

Equipment Solutions:


Bespoke Custom Back-to-Back Racks with Attachments.


Zenith Series Bridge Rig.


Custom Prone Row Benches.


Medicine Ball Throwing Wall.


RAZE Technique Plates.

The Result

Perform Better and Indigo Fitness’ ability to be creative with space design to maximise its efficiency and also being able to manufacture equipment bespoke to an area, has created a space which is unique, functional yet dynamic and motivating.

“It was brilliant to work with Perform Better and Indigo Fitness to develop our new High Performance Gym- they worked tirelessly to ensure our needs were accommodated. The new design has been exceptionally well received by our performance partners (Scottish Rugby, Scottish FA, Hearts FC, sportscotland Institute) who feel that the new layout and equipment quality will make a real difference to their training environment.”

Ross Campbell, Executive Director, Oriam, Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre


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