The University of Glasgow’s new £90.6 million Learning and Teaching Hub is an inspirational and diverse learning space, allowing both undergraduate and postgraduate students access to state-of-the-art learning spaces.
Main Contractor, Multiplex began construction work at the end of October 2017 with BHC starting the Structural Steelwork contract early Summer 2018. The 16,640m2 flagship development consists of 950 tonnes of hot-rolled steelwork, forming the centrepiece structure of the development’s phase one.
The eight-storey building comprises of an in-situ concrete frame with a steel-framed structure within; forming a lecture theatre with the capacity for 500 students. BHC was responsible for the supply and application of intumescent paint to provide 120 minutes of fire protection to select steelwork sections. Non-fire protected steelwork was shot blast to SA 2.5 followed by one shop coat of high build Epoxy Zinc Phosphate primer to 75 microns.
5,387 m2 of trapezoidal metal decking and the associated safety netting while installing the decking with Multiplex being responsible for the provision of Edge Protection.
The Learning and Teaching Hub will accommodate over 2,500 students and will be an important venue to encourage school engagement while providing a flexible study and social learning space with multi-styled and technology-enabled teaching.