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Further & Higher Education, Hospitality, Sport & leisure

Strathclyde Sport

Hulley & Kirkwood were appointed by the University of Strathclyde to provide design services for their new state-of-the-art sport, health and wellbeing facility.

The new facility located within the John Anderson Campus has a unique design, differing to the traditional typology of sports buildings, with accommodation stacked as a vertical urban street frontage. The large blank walls of the sports hall are wrapped with more active accommodation, this together with feature external lighting adds life to the elevations and cityscape.

The new centre includes sports halls, swimming pool, sauna & steam room, fitness suite, dance studio, squash courts and support accommodation.

Sustainability and energy efficiency were key elements of the client brief, with a target to achieve BREEAM Very Good rating.

The M&E services designs were developed incorporating sustainable design principles and ensuing energy efficient strategies were fully integrated.

These measures included;

  • A solar photovoltaic (PV) array of 372m² located on the roof to offset grid electricity usage within the building.

  • Providing an enhanced level of automatic lighting control. 

  • High efficiency LED lighting. 

  • Ventilation plant with low specific fan powers (SFPs) and high efficiency heat recovery. 

  • Comprehensive HVAC controls. 

  • Air cooled chiller plant with heat recovery and transfer to serve the domestic hot water.

The new sports building is also served by the new University of Strathclyde District Energy project. This brings further benefits in reducing the energy demand of the university and will contribute to the carbon reduction of the whole campus.


  • State-of-the-art city centre sports, health and wellbeing facility.

  • Efficient M&E design targeting low carbon emissions and energy reductions.

  • Connection to the new district energy infrastructure.

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