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Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation centre nears completion

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February 26 2015

Strathclyde’s Technology & Innovation centre nears completion
Strathclyde University has begun fitting out lab and office space at its £89m Technology and Innovation centre, serving as a hub for collaboration between academics, business, industry and public bodies.

Together with the adjacent Inovo building it forms the first phase of Glasgow’s International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone with architects BDP designing the nine storey centre to BREEAM Excellent standard.

Commenting on the end use of the centre Professor Sir Jim McDonald, principal of the University of Strathclyde said: “It’s going to impact across a whole range of domains, we will be transforming global manufacturing for the pharmaceutical industry, we’re going to be de-carbonising the power and energy system to make our energy sources sustainable and we’re going to be developing a new family of lasers and photonics technologies.

“We’re going to be doing fundamental physics work in the basement of that building. We’re also going to be bringing people together from around the world through our conferencing base.

“It gives us the actual physical space in which we can engage a whole raft of supply chain partners.”
An open central atrium lined with interaction spaces and balconies
An open central atrium lined with interaction spaces and balconies
Further phases of development are planned at ITREZ
Further phases of development are planned at ITREZ

Land to the south has been landscaped as public open space
Land to the south has been landscaped as public open space
The build extends the urban wall of George Street westward
The build extends the urban wall of George Street westward

2 Comments

Roddy
#1 Posted by Roddy on 1 Mar 2015 at 14:08 PM
Yet another disappointment to add to the growing list in Glasgow. A mean soulless hulk that resorts to devices that were clichéd a decade ago.

Crude detailing at ground level too. The ground floor colonnade has insubstantial looking fibre board panels incorporating shadow gaps that expose the fixings - and not in a good way.

Worst of all , and I think the third image tells the story,is that this is just plain dull and dreich. A homogenised milk product of a building that sort of ghosts itself from the middle distance and then mugs you at close quarters with tedium.







Graeme
#2 Posted by Graeme on 6 Mar 2015 at 15:44 PM
"Land to the south has been landscaped as public open space."

But we're not going to show you that.... here's a picture of the skyline instead!

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