An ambitious development for the University of Glasgow has scooped the Education Award in the recently held project-leading RICS Social Impact Awards, Scotland.
Working with main contractor Multiplex, on the £90m James McCune Smith Learning Hub, SES Engineering Services (SES) has provided a full range of MEP design and installation services on the seven-storey, state-of-the-art hub and catalyst project for the wider campus development.
The new facility features flexible open learning space, five lecture theatres, interactive teaching spaces, and seminar and group study spaces. The building is named after the American physician who graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1837, becoming the first African American to receive a medical degree.
The RICS Social Impact Awards recognise the built environment’s positive and transformational contribution to society and the range of projects and initiatives shortlisted at this year’s awards showcased the very best from across Scotland.
The Learning and Teaching Hub marks the first project SES is delivering with Multiplex as part of the University of Glasgow’s ambitious £1 billion investment in its Campus Development Programme.
Congratulating both Multiplex and the university on the win, Steve Joyce, SES’ business director North and Scotland, said:
“SES is delighted to be working with Multiplex on a building which plays such a significant role in a programme of substantial investment by the University of Glasgow. To have the project acknowledged with an industry accolade at this stage is fantastic news for all involved.”
Construction of the teaching and learning facility is due for completion ahead of the 2020/2021 academic year.