The £30m school of excellence, which is due to be operational by 2016, will be based at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and is intended to host the national teams of all age groups as well as the performance department. The Scotland rugby team will also prepare for Test matches at the centre, while the facility has been designed to cater for other sports including athletics, basketball and hockey.
Alongside the SFA's £15m performance strategy - which involves seven schools housing the country's best young players - Wotte is hopeful the performance centre will prove to be a valuable institution.
"It's going to be the home of Scottish football," said the Dutchman. "It's going to be the centre we can use in so many ways: coaching, education, national team gatherings, football festivals, testing players. At Riccarton we will build a national performance centre like a lot of countries have already had for decades.
"Even the likes of Serbia and Israel, where we have been lately, have a performance centre where it is so easy to invite players to come and train and have best-v-best training sessions. I know that Stirling University and also Dundee had fantastic bids. I hope they get more regional performance positions so we have a network of performance centres because I think we need it."
The performance schools programme began last summer when more than 100 children at under-12 level were selected to be given specialist coaching. "The [SFA] board told me there is a 2020 vision," added Wotte. "The performance strategy leads up to 2020 and we have to build towards that to be competitive in European and World Cup campaigns."