SES appointed to landmark University of Glasgow development

SES Engineering Services (SES) has landed a role on the £90 million learning hub project for the University of Glasgow.

The firm was appointed by main contractor Multiplex to work on the initiative, designed by architects HLM. The seven-storey James McCune Smith Learning Hub will be the first building delivered as part of the university’s £1 billion investment in its Campus Development Programme.

The new facility will feature flexible open learning space, five lecture theatres, interactive teaching spaces, and seminar and group study spaces. The building is named after the American physician who graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1837, becoming the first African American to receive a medical degree.

SES said it will install the full range of MEP building services, maximising its offsite manufacturing capability.

Steve Joyce, SES’ business director north and Scotland, said, “SES is delighted to be given this opportunity to work with Multiplex on a building which marks the start of such programme of investment for the University of Glasgow. I look forward to forging a strong working relationship with the main contractor and wider project team which will ensure that we meet the build programme. I am confident that this will pave the way for SES to work on future schemes as the campus development programme is rolled out.”

Construction of the teaching and learning facility is due for completion ahead of the 2020/2021 academic year.