Multiplex is keen to ensure that university staff, students and the local community are kept up-to-date with activity on the campus. Here you will find regular updates on construction progress across the whole campus development.
- Jun 2021
Adam Smith Business School breaks ground
The Adam Smith Business School and Postgraduate Hub project commenced this month. The building will be a unique, multi-disciplinary a home for students of our postgraduate master’s degrees and provide world-leading facilities for the Adam Smith Business School when it completes Summer 2023.
Clarice Pears Building Tops Out!
The Clarice Pears building, home to the University’s Institute of Health & Wellbeing, topped out. The topping out ceremony marks the completion of the structural frame and is an important milestone in the construction process.
- Jan 2021
James McCune Smith Learning Hub project completes!
Multiplex have successfully completed and handed over the James McCune Smith Learning Hub project. The state of the art learning and teaching facility will be open when restrictions allow.
- Oct 2020
The Clarice Pears Institute of Health & Wellbeing steel frame gets underway.
The structural steel frame has commenced at the Clarice Pears Institute of Health & Wellbeing. Approximately 2,500 individual pieces of steel will be erected between now and March 2021.
- Aug 2020
Tower Crane Dismantle at the Research Hub
The first of the Tower Cranes at the Research Project was dismantled over two days. The second crane will be in operation for the next few months whilst the envelope works progress.
- Mar 2020
Research Hub Tops Out
The Research 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.
- Feb 2020
Level 1 Floor Slab Completed at Clarice Pears Institute of Health & Wellbeing
The team at the Clarice Pears Institute of Health and Wellbeing completed the first of seven sections of the level 1 floor slab.
- Dec 2019
Concrete Frame reaches completion on Research Hub
The Concrete Frame reaches completion on the Research Hub and during this process we have now poured an excess of 12,000m3 of concrete.
- Nov 2019
Works start for The Clarice Pears Institute for Health & Wellbeing
Piling commencement works start on The Clarice Pears Institute for Health & Wellbeing project. project started November 2019 and will reach practical completion in July 2021. Duration of project will be 88 weeks. Once completed The Clarice Pears Institute for Health & Wellbeing will be utilised to prevent ill-health and reduce health inequalities.
- 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.