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Strathclyde University complete revamped engineering hub

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August 28 2014

Strathclyde University complete revamped engineering hub
Strathclyde University have completed a revamp of the James Weir Building which has seen the addition of a bling new escape stairwell to tart up the buildings appearance from the fast changing Cathedral Street.

Designed by Honeyman Jack & Robertson the dramatic intervention has seen the liberal application of TECU ‘gold’ cladding in the form of copper shingles to mask a reglit glazing stair core.

Running to the full height of the eight storey building the addition faces off against the under construction City of Glasgow College, said to be the largest higher education campus in Europe.

To keep up with the Jones’ Strathclyde is undertaking an extensive estates refurbishment programme, including planned work to the nearby Stenhouse Building.

The James Weir building is part of a £35m engineering hub which also houses refugee architecture students relocated from the former Architecture Building.
Cathedral Street is being transformed by a wave of investment in the education sector
Cathedral Street is being transformed by a wave of investment in the education sector
Strathclyde are conscious that the thoroughfare serves as their shop window
Strathclyde are conscious that the thoroughfare serves as their shop window

4 Comments

ugh
#1 Posted by ugh on 28 Aug 2014 at 15:29 PM
Bling? BLING?! Really?! For fred's sake...
SJF
#2 Posted by SJF on 29 Aug 2014 at 10:51 AM
Wow, a windowless 8-storey wall. If that is a sign of things to come on Cathedral Street, god help us!!
Kate Latto
#3 Posted by Kate Latto on 29 Aug 2014 at 10:55 AM
my eyes.....my eyes!
dwh
#4 Posted by dwh on 31 Aug 2014 at 12:47 PM
It looks worse in person...

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