City of Glasgow College
A £228m 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.
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 Riverside Campus comprises the main educational accommodation for the Faculties of Nautical Studies and Engineering/Energy. 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 ships engine room.
Riverside Halls of Residence
“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.”