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University of Glasgow – Learning and Teaching Hub

  • University of Glasgow – Learning and Teaching Hub
  • University of Glasgow – Learning and Teaching Hub
  • University of Glasgow – Learning and Teaching Hub
  • University of Glasgow – Learning and Teaching Hub
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University of Glasgow – Learning and Teaching Hub

The University is about to undertake an ambitious expansion programme that will further enhance its global standing and provide a positive contribution to the community it serves.

The new Learning and Teaching Hub, which forms the initial phase of this expansion programme, will provide a transformative approach to place-making, creating a signature ‘gateway’ building at the heart of the University, forming a more cohesive campus by providing connectivity between facilities.

For the Learning and Teaching Hub project, the mixture of lecture theatres and smaller group, breakout and study areas reflect the growing trend in making faculty areas more bespoke and focussing general teaching spaces in shared learning hubs that allow more flexible use of space that responds to the demands of new teaching pedagogies.

Our innovative approach to shared surface public realm will move the priority back to the pedestrian within University Gardens and University Avenue.

The layout of the HUB will create a new entrance to the Boyd Orr building through a permeable ground floor area which should encourage greater connections with the local community.

The design will be inspired and driven by user-group consultation at every level, emphasising the student experience now and as it will develop in the future, to provide an environment that is open and accessible for all. Stakeholder engagement has been an important part of the design process culminating with 4 days of public consultation on site. Ahead of this we have carried out a series of engagement sessions with local community councils and focus groups.

The building is being designed to achieve BREEAM “Excellent” and will be a positive agent for well-being. We are investigating ways of monitoring the positive effect of the environment on the users which could run in parallel with student research. The project is due to start on site Q1 2017 with completion summer 2019.

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Client University of Glasgow Project Value £45m Location Glasgow