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Wolfson Building redevelopment gets underway

We're transforming our campus over the course of the current decade, investing £650 million to create a first-class working and learning environment for our students and staff.

Wolfson Building

Wolfson Building

This year we completed a £12 million refurbishment project at our John Anderson building to develop cutting-edge facilities for advanced laser and plasma physics research. Our new £31m sports centre, Strathclyde Sport, opened in September and work is underway on a new £60 million learning and teaching hub at which will also provide a new home for student support services and the Students’ Union.

We're also investing £15.5 million in the Wolfson Building to establish it as the centre of Strathclyde’s UK-leading Department of Biomedical Engineering. This investment will help the department to capitalise on its successes and expand its teaching and research capacity. The development includes:

  • new research and teaching laboratories
  • increased office accommodation for staff and students
  • new social and engagement spaces for students

As part of this overall investment, we’re pleased to announce that Kier Construction Scotland has been appointed to take forward a £9.7m redevelopment of the building on behalf of the University.

The work is due to get underway shortly and the building, which is Category B listed and was initially funded by the Wolfson family charity, is due to be completed by early 2020. 

Kier has strong track record in the HE sector and is currently completing a £14m redevelopment of Edinburgh College of Art and a £7.7m redevelopment of Murchison House, both for the University of Edinburgh.  It has also recently completed work at the University of Aberdeen, Abertay University, Robert Gordon University and the University of the West of Scotland.

Visit the dedicated site for more information on our campus development programme >>

23 November 2018

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