• Sep 2019
  • Bridge connecting Boyd Orr and James McCune Smith Learning Hub

    Multiplex and specialist steelwork sub-contractor BHC, successfully erected two link bridges over the weekend of 31st August and 1st September 2019. The bridges weighing 12 tonnes each connect the Boyd Orr building to the new James McCune Smith Learning Hub.

  • Jul 2019
  • Learning & Teaching Hub Tops Out

    The L&TH, officially named the James McCune Smith Learning Hub topped out this month. The topping out marks the completion of the building’s frame. A yew tree was also ceremonially raised by the youngest member of the construction team, in accordance with traditional topping out practice.

  • Mar 2019
  • Concrete Frame takes shape at the Learning & Teaching Hub

    The concrete frame nears completion with approximately 9,000m3 of concrete poured, equivalent to 3.5 Olympic swimming pools!

  • Jan 2019
  • Tower Cranes at the Research Hub project.

    Two tower cranes have been erected at the Research Hub project.

    Tower Crane 1 is 60m in height and Tower Crane 2 45m in height. Both are capable of lifting 16 tonnes and each consist of over 100 tonnes of steel.

  • Dec 2018
  • Concrete Cores complete at Learning & Teaching Hub

    The three concrete cores are have now reached their maximum height, with Core 2 reaching 32m.

  • Oct 2018
  • L&TH to be named James McCune Smith Learning Hub

    The Learning & Teaching was will be named the James McCune Smith Learning Hub, in honour of abolitionist and medic James McCune Smith.

    McCune Smith was the first African American to receive a medical degree, graduating from the University of Glasgow with an MD in 1837.

  • Work begins at the Research Hub

    Work has begun on construction of the Research Hub, with the first of 472 rotary bored piles being installed.

  • Aug 2018
  • Steel Frame begins at L&TH

    BHC, the steel contractor, is now onsite erecting the structural steel!

  • Jul 2018
  • Multiplex take possession of the Western Campus

    Multiplex have now taken possession of the Western Campus site and are continuing the demolition works.

  • May 2018
  • Tower Cranes at the Learning & Teaching Hub

    Two tower cranes have been erected at the Learning & Teaching Hub site. Each crane reaches 86m in height when fully extended vertically and is capable of lifting 7 tonnes.

  • Apr 2018
  • Core 3 commences at LTH

    The structural cores have started to rise out of the ground at the Learning and Teaching Hub site! Core 3 is the first to start, closely followed by Core 2.

  • Core bases started at LTH

    Work to the foundations for core 3 at the Learning and Teaching Hub has begun!

  • Mar 2018
  • Piling nearing completion at LTH

    Bachy Soletanche have almost finished their work on site, installing over 230 piles for the Learning & Teaching Hub.

  • Jan 2018
  • Contiguous piled wall

    Piling at the Learning and Teaching Hub is well underway, with construction of the contiguous piled wall to University Gardens progressing nicely.

  • Demolition at the Western Campus

    Big change is happening on the former Western Infirmary site. Demolition works are being undertaken by the enabling works contractor in preparation for Multiplex to commence groundworks in the coming weeks.

  • Dec 2017
  • Piling at the Learning and Teaching Hub

    The ground has been broken and piling has commenced!

  • Oct 2017
  • Demolition of Maths & Stats block

    The Maths and Stats building has been safely demolished, making way for the new Learning and Teaching Hub. The new building will link into the Boyd Orr building, which is undergoing major refurbishment by Multiplex as part of the University’s vision of a 21st century campus.

  • Mar 2017
  • Multiplex wins Glasgow University contract!

    Multiplex has won the contract to become the University of Glasgow’s Programme Delivery Partner for its new campus in the west end of Glasgow. The team at Multiplex is thrilled and cannot wait to get started on this exciting new development.

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