Appointed following a competitive design interview, the brief includes a 6 court sports hall with bleacher seating, swimming pool with 25m pool, 180 piece fitness suite, squash courts, treatment rooms, body composition lab, teaching rooms and staff office accommodation.
Sustainability and energy efficiency are an integral part of the client brief with the project currently on target to achieve BREEAM Excellent rating.
The new centre is located on a prominent junction within the university campus and on a major arterial route into the centre of Glasgow. A unique design, differing to the traditional typology of sports buildings, was developed to stack the brief as a vertical urban building to sit within the context of a 5–6 storey street frontage. The large blank walls of the sports hall are wrapped with more active accommodation which adds life to the elevations and cityscape.
University of Strathclyde
Project Value £22M
Status Completed September 2018