Multiplex scoops £700m Glasgow University scheme

Aaron Morby 6 months ago
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The University of Glasgow has picked Multiplex to manage the £700m first phase of its estate expansion plan over the next decade.

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According to industry sources Multiplex has been selected ahead of rival Lendlease to take the first phase of the planned Gilmorehill campus project. This will include six major academic buildings.

More than 2,500 jobs will be created during construction of what ranks as the biggest education development in Scotland – higher than the public investment in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Multiplex will be responsible for the management and sequencing of the delivery of the work packages.

Faithful+Gould is acting as project manager with WSP acting as multi discipline engineering consultant and HLM is overall architect.

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Learning and Teaching Hub will feature a 500-seat raked lecture theatre

The first buildings to come forward will be a new Learning and Teaching Hub containing over 1,200 learning spaces and a new lecture theatre to be built on the site of the Boyd Orr car park.

Masterplan for the former Western Infirmary site

Phase one

Construction of around five buildings, together with clearance of the Western Infirmary site and the new landscaping of the public realm:

glasgow university west end

  • A Learning and Teaching Hub
  • A Research Hub to facilitate new multidisciplinary cutting edge research
  • An Institute of Health and Wellbeing tackling the public health problems of Glasgow and beyond
  • The Adam Smith Business School including space to grow our postgraduate students population
  • A base for our College of Arts including new performance spaces
  • Significant upgrade of our chemistry building (the Joseph Black Building)

Phase two

Expected to start in 2023

  • New teaching and research space for engineering
  • An Innovation Quarter on Church Street to improve engagement with local industry and promote creation of new companies
  • A building for research into chronic diseases
  • The creation of a Social Justice Hub to lead research in the elimination of global inequalities

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