Further & Higher Education

City of Glasgow College

A £178m pioneering project delivered in the heart of Glasgow.

Hulley and Kirkwood are delighted to be an integral part of the Glasgow Learning Quarter consortium professional team which are delivering the City of Glasgow College new City Campus.

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.
We, along with the project architects, employed the use of Autodesk Revit and 3D work to specifically generate fully elevated room layouts that supported the Contractor as well as providing a valuable resource for client approval and coordination work-streams.

City Campus

The City Campus is located on Cathedral Street in the city centre and shall comprise the keystone facility of the College, creating some 56,400m² GIFA distributed over a ground floor and eleven suspended floors. The completed facility shall accommodate the major faculties of Building, Business, Creative Industries, Education/Society and Leisure/Lifestyle. The completed building is expected to support 1,000 staff and 40,000 students. The building architectural design is substantially defined by an impressive feature atrium (which can double as exhibition/informal teaching space) and an external courtyard. Both these passive features significantly support natural daylight penetration and natural/cross-flow ventilation. The diverse mix of teaching faculties contained within the one building attracts a truly diverse and specific schedule of accommodation, many of which have very specific MEP considerations. Examples being a TV studio, editing suites, teaching kitchens, teaching bakeries, photography, studios, manufacturing workshops and training restaurant to name a few.

The City Campus has won many awards, namely BCI Awards Major Building Project of the Year [over £50m] 2017; RIBA National Award 2017; AJ100 Awards Building of the Year 2017; RIAS Award 2017; Scottish Design Awards Education Building of the Year 2017 and RIBA Stirling Prize 2017 Shortlisted.

Here's an exclusive film on the City of Glasgow College City Campus – which earned Reiach and Hall and Michael Laird Architects a Stirling nomination for the second year in a row https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AMpsBn2dSA. Film by Jim Stephenson http://clickclickjim.com/.

Paul Little, Principal at City of Glasgow College said...

“These plans signify a major boost to the city and Scotland and ultimately will enhance our reputation as a top educational institution in the world. Situated in the very heart of the city, these impressive new buildings will inspire our learners and encourage them to unlock their potential right here in Glasgow.”