Designers picked for Glasgow Uni £40m research hub

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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The University of Glasgow has hired its professional team to design a £40m research hub at its Gilmorehill Campus in the West End.

Glasgow University is planing a £300-£500m 10-year expansion at the old Western Infirmary site in Glasgow
Glasgow University is planing a £300-£500m 10-year expansion at the old Western Infirmary site in Glasgow

A joint venture between WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff and HOK Architects have secured the commission to draw up detailed plans for the new research complex to be located on the old Western Infirmary site.

The research hub will be the second part of a £300m new building programme for the West End campus. It will bring together staff and students from a wide range of disciplines to carry out world-changing research.

The multi-discipline engineering contract is being led by WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff’s John Cox –  building structures lead in Scotland, and Graeme Bruce who heads up the building services business in Scotland. 

Cox said: “Partnering with HOK allowed us to bring the most recent innovative expertise in world-class research facilities to the project. 

“This is a significant win for us as it strengthens our ongoing relationship with the University of Glasgow as well as raising our engineering skills profile in the education sector across Scotland and the UK as a whole.”

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