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£110m Hamilton university campus welcomes first students

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October 10 2018

£110m Hamilton university campus welcomes first students

 HFD Property Group, haa design, Gravenand Mosaic Architecture + Design have completed work on a £110m campus for the University of the West of Scotland at Hamilton International Technology Park.

Three buildings stretching to 235,000sq/ft provide a range of laboratories, teaching facilities and social spaces as well as a gym and form a shared ‘street’ along the spaces between which also double as outdoor meeting and learning areas.

It is claimed that the resulting campus is now the UK’s ‘greenest’, courtesy of carbon neutral buildings and features such as 100% renewable energy and rainwater harvesting.

Neil Haining, director of Mosaic, said: “The new UWS Lanarkshire Campus is truly an innovative, dynamic and collaborative university campus, filled with inspiring and flexible teaching spaces and packed with new technology.

“Three separate campus buildings are joined by ‘The Street’ – a well-designed bright and airy social space which provides the ideal environment for students staff and the wider public to study, relax or socialise.”

Also included is a 236 person capacity auditorium and conference room for up to 128.
 

Students and staff are already making the most of their new surroundings
Students and staff are already making the most of their new surroundings

7 Comments

Alexander Hamilton
#1 Posted by Alexander Hamilton on 10 Oct 2018 at 16:57 PM
The UK’s "greenest" campus in a business park miles from anywhere, let alone a railway station or decent public transport links. Aye that'll be right!
Jaded
#2 Posted by Jaded on 10 Oct 2018 at 18:38 PM
I've said before on here, but this amounts to one of the most moronic planning decisions since the M8. Think what this building would have done for the area around the county buildings near the existing campus. Plugged into the town, near the train station, near local shops, restaurants, coffee shops. Near where people live.

South Lanarkshire Council deserves every negative consequence it will reap from allowing this development. I'm glad I left Hamilton when I did. It used to be a great town. Its a hollowed out mess now and has been since they developed a retail park right next to the then busy town centre.
Beenthere
#3 Posted by Beenthere on 11 Oct 2018 at 09:02 AM
But... but... it's called International, it must be good. Who's developing these absurd names?
International Traveller
#4 Posted by International Traveller on 11 Oct 2018 at 09:30 AM
As a foreigner I once had a tea and scone in Cumbernauld Airport

From that point it became “Cumbernauld International Airport”

Same process
monkey9000
#5 Posted by monkey9000 on 11 Oct 2018 at 10:18 AM
Why is it in the arse end of nowhere? Is it because they do animal testing in it or something?
Fat Bloke on Tour
#6 Posted by Fat Bloke on Tour on 11 Oct 2018 at 13:46 PM
Austerity special -- no more parkland settings or well tended lawns ...
Just an office block built on a plinth over basement parking -- inspirational not.
Education factory -- stack-a-pleb drabness.
Neil C
#7 Posted by Neil C on 11 Oct 2018 at 16:15 PM
The main buildings were already constructed (and unlet), and all UWS have done is add a facade and fit out the interior. Where did the £110 million go? (Not on the temporary shuttle bus service, which will probably last as long as the one running from Hamilton Central to Almada Street in the Bell College days).

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