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Architect sought for £18m Glasgow university business school

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The University of Glasgow is on the hunt for an architect for its new £18 million business school

The appointed architect-led, multi-disciplinary design team will create a new home for the Adam Smith Business School (ASBS) within the university’s landmark Gilbert Scott Building (pictured).

According to the contract notice: ‘The proposal is to develop a state-of-the-art, value for money business school within the iconic, historic envelope of Grade-A listed Gilbert Scott Building, which will not only enhance the student experience but will foster collaboration and industry engagement.

‘It will support ASBS to develop as a ”brand” that can work across the University.’

Named after the university’s former chair of moral philosophy – Adam Smith – the school was set up in 1986 and now has more than 14,500 living alumni.

The announcement follows a raft of appointments for projects on the university’s 31 hectare Gilmorehill Campus which is expanding to include the former Glasgow Western Infirmary nearby.

Earlier this year Atkins was chosen for a £4 million health and social sciences institute, and HOK won a competition for a new £40 million research hub.

AECOM was meanwhile selected to draw up a new masterplan for the university in June last year.

The University of Glasgow relocated to Gilmorehill in 1870 from its original base close to the cathedral on the city’s historic high street.

Iconic campus structures include the towering George Gilbert Scott-designed main building and William Whitfield’s 1968 university library.

The deadline for requests to participate is 12noon on 21 March.

How to apply

View the contract notice for more information

Contact details

Josephine Gallagher
University of Glasgow
Procurement Office
Tay House
G12 8QQ

Tel: +44 1413304415
Email: Josephine.Gallagher@glasgow.ac.uk


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