Designed by architect BDP, the £90m job is understood to have drawn Bam, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine and John Sisk to also pitch bids.
A source told the Enquirer: “The award is in the standstill period so it’s all hush-hush but the word is Lend Lease has landed this one.
“There’s going to be a few disappointed bid teams because everybody wanted this job.”
It is one of the biggest Scottish building contracts to come out to tender for some time and ranks on a par with Sir Robert McAlpine’s Glasgow School of Art and Miller Construction’s Robert Gordon University jobs, both now on site.
Glasgow City Council gave the ambitious 250,000 sq ft building plan the green light last February allowing work to start quickly once the firm has been confirmed winner next week.
When finished, the new campus will house 1,200 researchers from the university and its partners in both the public and private sectors including ScottishPower, the Weir Group and Rolls-Royce.
The centre will be the first of its kind in Europe and will become the cornerstone of the International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) – Scotland’s hub for global green energy developments.