RICS Awards Scotland
City of Glasgow College Riverside Building
Hulley & Kirkwood were delighted to be part of the team to win a Design through Innovation award at the RICS Scotland awards ceremony held on 14th April 2016.
We were an integral part of the Glasgow Learning Quarter consortium professional team which have delivered the City of Glasgow College new Riverside Campus, which comprises the main educational accommodation for the Faculties of Nautical Studies and Engineering/Energy. The campus also includes a new Halls of Residence.
The main educational facilities are split between two primary buildings, the teaching tower and workshop block. The teaching tower, comprising some 12,000m2 GIFA is arranged over a Ground Floor, Mezzanine and seven suspended floors, all arranged around a large feature atrium. The workshop block is simpler, constructed over a Ground and First Floor and comprising some 3,700m2 GIFA. The accommodation requirements attracted some very specific and unique spaces, which in turn attracted a considered and specific MEP approach. Two key examples being a 360 degrees simulator (ships bridge) and a working Ship's Engine Room.
H&K were responsible for the full Technical Design of the MEP services including Mechanical Ventilation, Space Heating, Comfort Cooling, DX ICT Cooling, Public Health, Electrical Power, Artificial Lighting, Fire Alarms ICT, BEMS and Vertical Transportation. The MEP design for the College fully embraces a low energy/carbon ethos.
The building has been formally assessed under BREEAM 2008 (education), achieving an ‘Excellent’ rating for the Design Stage.