Arup hails award success for Burrell Collection ‘revitalisation’

BUILT environment consultancy Arup is celebrating after the £68 million revitalisation of Glasgow’s Burrell Collection museum won two national awards.

Arup provided services in façade engineering and design, building retrofit, as well as circular economy.

At the 2022 Façade Design and Engineering Awards, Arup won Project of the Year in the Refurbishment category.

The project also triumphed at the 2022 British Construction Industry Awards (BCIA) in the Cultural and Leisure Project of the Year category.

Kier was lead contractor on the project, with John McAslan + Partners lead designer. Other contributors included David Narro Associates, Atelier Ten, Gardiner & Theobald, Sandy Brown Acoustics, David Bonnett Associates, Jo Headland, Studio LR, Event Communication, Seeking State, CMS Window Systems, Barrisol, Kingspan Access Floors, Ronacrete, Lazenby, Optima Systems, Hunter Douglas, Guthrie Douglas, Lovair, and Dupont.

The project was the most comprehensive renovation of the A-listed museum since its opening in 1983.

Adopting a fabric first approach, Arup revealed it improved the building’s energy performance achieving BREEAM Excellent and delivered ‘significant’ carbon savings by considering all aspects of the design and reconstruction of the building envelope from the outset.

Graeme DeBrincat, associate at Arup, said, “We are exceptionally grateful for winning these awards, which celebrate the teamwork that has created the wonderfully renewed museum at The Burrell Collection in Glasgow. The circular economy approaches we took is just the tip of the enormous potential to reuse and recover materials from our existing building stock. The future of the construction industry depends on these exciting initiatives.”