The facility, which represents the University’s biggest single investment in a building project to date, will include teaching spaces and group-working rooms, as well as housing the student union, students’ association, and support services.
At the start of the year, the University selected four construction partners – Balfour Beatty, Kier, Interserve and Galliford Try-owed Morrison Construction – for its major building works framework.
The hub plan forms part of a wider £650m investment in transforming the Strathclyde campus over the current decade – including a new centre for sports, health and wellbeing and research and innovation hubs that connect Strathclyde’s world-class research to high-tech industry and business.
The new facility will be created in the footprint of the former Architecture and Colville buildings on North Portland Street.
Architect BDP and structural engineer Arup are now working with M&E consultant Hulley & Kirkwood on the detailed design.