The Teaching & Learning Facility is a new £12M build development situated on the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Campus in Govan in the West of Glasgow. Hulley & Kirkwood were appointed as part of a framework along with the main contractor. The new development is a joint venture between the NHS and the University of Glasgow providing conference facilities, teaching spaces and laboratory facilities.
The building is aiming to achieve a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating therefore sustainable options were at the heart of the design. We were responsible for the design of; core services, space heating (underfloor heating to atrium and duct mounted heating coils), ventilation, natural gas, cooling, water services, foul drainage, automatic controls, medical gases, electrical and small power, lighting, data, fire alarms and security.
The sustainable options incorporated into the design included the use of a mini-CHP plant to provide the base load for the space heating and domestic hot water, heat recovery via desiccant wheel on all supply and extract ventilation systems, lighting controls including presence / absence detection and daylight sensing. An air tightness test to the building will also be carried out which is targeting a value of <2.5m3/h/m² at 50Pa.
The completed facility will provide a large lecture theatre, café areas and teaching spaces to the ground floor, a library, teaching lab and clinical skills teaching areas on the first floor, teaching spaces and IT facilities on the second floor and labs and office space for business use on the third floor.
Teaching & Learning Facility.
Mini CHP providing base load for space heating and domestic hot water.
Variety of spaces including lecture theatre, café, teaching spaces, offices and labs.