A multi award winning project delivered in the heart of Glasgow.
Hulley and Kirkwood were delighted to be an integral part of the Glasgow Learning Quarter consortium professional team which delivered the two new City of Glasgow College Campuses.
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.
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.
The MEP design for the City and Riverside Campuses fully embrace a low energy/carbon ethos. Key examples being LED lighting; variable volume air systems (occupancy led); variable volume water systems; solar thermal; rooftop photovoltaics; biodiesel CHP and energy/heat metering. These buildings have been formally assessed under BREEAM 2008 (education) achieving an ‘Excellent’ rating for the Design Stage.
Riverside Halls of Residence
Integral to the Riverside Campus is the new Halls of Residence. The provision for student accommodation at this particular campus is amplified by the nature of the educational courses on offer which attract students from not only countrywide but also worldwide. The Halls are designed as a tower constructed over a ground floor and ten suspended storeys of accommodation with an approximate GIFA of 5,800m². There are approximately 200 study bedrooms. The ground floor accommodates a common room, reception, central laundry, reception, plant and offices. Each suspended floor provides high-quality self-catered accommodation, arranged in flats (x4) which typically provide 5 single study bedrooms, each with its own en-suite. Each flat has its own living space complete with shared kitchen. There are a small number of shared rooms and those designed specifically for students with mobility problems.
The MEP design for the Halls of Residence fully embraces a low energy/carbon ethos. Key examples being variable volume air systems (occupancy led); variable volume water systems; rooftop photovoltaics; biodiesel CHP and energy/heat metering. The building has been formally assessed under BREEAM 2011 (multi-residential) achieving a ‘Very Good’ rating for the Design Stage.
The Riverside Campus has been nominated and has won many awards, namely RIAS Awards 2017 Shortlisted; Civic Trust Award 2017; Construction News Awards Sustainable Project of the Year 2017 Shortlisted; RIAS Award 2016; RIBA Stirling Prize 2016 Finalist; Scottish Design Awards Architecture Grand Prix 2016; RIBA National Award 2016; BCI Awards Building Project of the Year 2016 £10m-£50m Category; Prime Minister’s Award Better Public Building 2016 Nominated; AJ100 Awards Building of the Year 2016 Finalist; EAA Awards Ambassador Award 2016 Finalist; Building Awards Building Magazine Project of the Year 2016 Finalist; BCI Awards Health, Safety & Wellbeing 2016 Nominated PAN category; Scottish Design Awards Public Building 2016; BIFM Scotland Awards Project of the Year 2016; RICS Awards Design Innovation 2016; GIA Awards Best Education Building Award 2015; Scottish Property Awards Architectural Excellence [Public Building] 2015; Scottish Property Awards Development of the Year [Public Building] 2015 Finalist and Scottish Property Awards City Regeneration Project of the Year 2015 Finalist.
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.”