The University of Glasgow has appointed Graham Construction to carry out enabling works for a learning and technology hub.
Marking the beginning of the £700 million first phase of the University’s estate expansion plan, the work will see the existing Maths and Statistics Building demolished from next month.
A spokesperson for the University of Glasgow told the Evening Times: “We can confirm that John Graham (Holdings) Ltd have been awarded the contract to carry out the enabling work to prepare for the construction of a new Learning and Teaching Hub on University Avenue.
“The construction of the learning and teaching hub will be a separate contract which we are not in a position to discuss at this stage.
“The enabling works for the hub include the demolition of the maths & statistics building as well as other elements such as strip-out, service diversions and grouting.”
Last month the University picked Multiplex to manage the £700m first phase of its estate expansion plan which will eventually include six major academic buildings.
More than 2,500 jobs will be created during construction of what ranks as the biggest education development in Scotland – higher than the public investment in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
The client project team includes Faithful+Gould as programme and project manager, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as multi discipline engineering contractor and Sweet Group as quantity surveyor services provider, while global architecture firm HLM and HOK Architects have also secured contracts.