Arup wins four awards for structural engineering work

Glasgow Queen Street Station

BUILT environment consultancy Arup is celebrating after winning four Institution of Structural Engineers’ Scottish Structural awards.

The awards ceremony, held in Glasgow, celebrated the best structural projects completed by Scottish design engineers within the last two years.

Arup said it was excited to have been presented with four awards out of a possible ten categories.

The firm picked up the Best Modern (Post 1960) Building Refurbishment Project accolade for its work on The University of Strathclyde’s Learning & Teaching Building. Arup delivered the structural engineering design for the refurbishment and adaptive re-use of two existing buildings with a new-build hub constructed around and between both buildings.

In the Best Clear Span Structure Project category, Arup won for the Glasgow Queen Street Station initiative in partnership with Network rail. Arup said the station’s ‘striking’ design has made it the ‘figurehead’ for the continued decarbonisation of Scotland’s railways.

St. Enoch Centre – East End Leisure in partnership with Sovereign Centros claimed the Best Project in Leisure title. The redevelopment of the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow city centre includes a new multi-screen cinema and an additional 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space.

Scottish National Galleries – South Portico Temporary Works in partnership with Tilbury Douglas was named Best Specialist Structure Project. Arup carried out the temporary works design of the £17 million redevelopment of the Scottish National Galleries in Edinburgh. The project involved close co-ordination with the main contractor and project team within a very congested site.

Allan Driscoll, director property science, industry and technology and social infrastructure at Arup, said, “We are delighted to be recognised for our efforts and the quality of our skills on these projects. I’m very proud of the work carried out by our structural engineering teams in the north, as well as across the UK, and would like to thank them and all our project partners for contributing to this achievement.”