Partners secure Glasgow deal

£40m contract secured for university research hub

Glasgow universityEngineering consultancy WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff and HOK Architects have secured a contract with Glasgow University to develop a world-leading research hub.

The £40 million facility will be developed on the 31-hectare Gilmorehill Campus in the west end.

HOK is the lead consultant on the project with WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff, the engineering professional services consultancy behind the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Glasgow, having secured the appointment in a competitive tender against other local and international architect teams.

The hub will be the second part of what the university has described as an ‘inspirational and world-leading masterplan’ for the west end campus. It will bring together staff and students from a wide range of disciplines to carry out world-changing research.

The multidiscipline engineering contract is being led by WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff’s John Cox –  building structures lead in Scotland and Graeme Bruce who heads up the building services business in Scotland.

Mr Cox, WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff senior technical director for building structures, said: “Partnering with HOK allowed us to bring the most recent innovative expertise in world class research facilities to the project.  This is a significant win for us as it strengthens our ongoing relationship with the University of Glasgow as well as raising our engineering skills profile in the education sector across Scotland and the UK as a whole.”

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