Balfour Beatty awarded £33m university project

Balfour Beatty signs contract with the University of Strathclyde

BALFOUR Beatty has bagged the £33 million contract to deliver University of Strathclyde’s new learning and teaching building.

The firm was awarded the contract through the university’s Major Building Construction framework.

Balfour Beatty will be responsible for the refurbishment and extension to the existing Grade II listed Architecture building and the neighbouring Colville building, linking the two to create a modern teaching space.

Balfour Beatty Kilpatrick will provide mechanical and electrical engineering services for the new learning hub.

Hector MacAulay, Balfour Beatty’s regional managing director for Scotland and Ireland said, “This award is testament to our long-standing relationship with the University of Strathclyde and to our expert knowledge and experience in delivering modern educational facilities across Scotland.

“With almost 23,000 students based on the central Glasgow campus, we look forward to providing an exciting and inspiring environment, while also delivering multiple social and economic benefits to the surrounding community.”

Facilities provided in the new £60 million learning and teaching building will include new large-scale teaching spaces and a ‘learning village’ for individual study, student-facing support services and modern, purpose built accommodation for the University of Strathclyde Students’ Association.

Work is due to commence later this year, with completion expected in summer 2020.