HOK has won the University of Glasgow’s competition for a new £40 million research hub
The AJ120 practice defeated a raft of unnamed competitors to land the high-profile project for the university’s 31 hectare Gilmorehill Campus.
Planned to complete in 2019, the 14,000m² building will provide a new ‘flexible environment’ for researchers specialising in energy demand and waste management.
Adrian Gainer, regional leader for Science + Technology at HOK, commented: ‘We are thrilled to have an opportunity to work with the University of Glasgow and our partners on the design of this significant and visionary project.
‘We look forward to creating a design that will encourage interdisciplinary collaboration and inspire the university’s research teams to pursue world-changing activities.’
AECOM was 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 (pictured) and William Whitfield’s 1968 university library.
The new research hub will be constructed on land released from the university’s expansion to the site of the former Glasgow Western Infirmary nearby.