Centre for Sport, Health and Wellbeing
Hulley & Kirkwood have been employed as mechanical and electrical design engineers by The University of Strathclyde for their new state of the art Centre for Sport, Health and Wellbeing facility.
The new centre will include 2 No. 4 court sports halls, 25m swimming pool, 180 piece fitness suite, 2 No. squash courts, treatment rooms, teaching rooms with bleacher seating and staff office accommodation. Sustainability and energy efficiency are an integral part of the client brief with the project currently on target to achieve BREEAM Very Good rating.
The new centre is located on a prominent junction within the university campus and on a major arterial route into the centre of Glasgow. A unique design, differing to the traditional typology of sports buildings, was developed to stack the brief as a vertical urban building to sit within the context of a 5–6 storey street frontage. The large blank walls of the sports hall are wrapped with more active accommodation which adds life to the elevations and cityscape.
Work on the Cathedral Street building will start in November and it is expected to open in Summer 2018.
The University of Strathclyde have posted the following fly-through YouTube video...http://bit.ly/2bB03z0