Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Science Glasgow, UK
This is the first major project on the Campus Development Plan, bringing together the existing departments of the faculty, the schools of Applied Physiology, Bioscience, Immunology, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Physiology & Pharmacology, to create the Institute.
The Institute is the gateway to the University and city centre from the motorway and co-locates approximately 1,000 students and staff on one site.
At ground level a triple-height façade encloses the café, social learning space and entrance reception which activate the street, thereby contributing to the revivification of Cathedral Street.
Undergraduate resources, including a 160-seat laboratory, a clean teaching suite (one of only three in the UK) and interactive write-up spaces, are located over the first three levels, surrounding the open, suspended staircase, designed to encourage staff and student interaction. The upper three levels provide flexible floorplates which house laboratories, write-up space and offices, with glazed link bridges connecting to the existing Robertson Wing.
The new environment will encourage the exchange and development of ideas within the Institute and integrate new technological advances in scientific research.
- 8,500 m2