Architectural excellence continues for City of Glasgow College

Image: Keith Hunter Photography
Image: Keith Hunter Photography

City of Glasgow College’s new City campus on Glasgow’s Cathedral Street has scooped yet another architectural award for the super college.

The building, which is the larger of the twin site college and has already scooped five architectural titles, won Major Building Project of the Year at this year’s British Construction Industry Awards.

Paul Little, principal and chief executive for City of Glasgow College, said: “I am absolutely delighted that this extraordinary building has been recognised with this significant UK award.

“It is particularly special as it not only recognises the elegant, clever design but also the excellence of the entire team involved in the project. We are incredibly proud of our architects, construction, engineering, design and our very own ‘Team City’.

“City campus has wowed almost 15,000 visitors since opening last year and is making a significant impact in professional and technical education in the UK and beyond. It stands tall and proud at the heart of Glasgow’s learning quarter and will no doubt continue to be an architectural icon for many years to come.”

The building was one of eight shortlisted in its category winning the title over fierce competition from entries that included New Scotland Yard, Guy’s Cancer Centre and the Tate Modern Extension.

Image: Keith Hunter Photography
Image: Keith Hunter Photography

In a joint statement, Reiach and Hall Architects and Michael Laird Architects added: “We are delighted to have won a British Construction Industry Award for City of Glasgow College, City Campus.

“The BCI Awards recognise excellence in its broadest sense – the overall design, construction and delivery of buildings – and are highly regarded in the construction sector as among the most rigorously judged awards in the industry.

“City Campus was recognised in the Major Building Project category which was strongly represented by some of the most successful architectural practices from across the UK.

“Winning a BCI Award is fantastic and is testament to the skill and dedication of the combined project team, alongside our engaged and supportive client. We would like to thank City of Glasgow College for this opportunity and everyone who worked on this wonderful building.”

City campus was formally opened by Her Royal Highness the Countess of Wessex last month. The British Construction Industry Awards were presented during a gala dinner on Wednesday 11 October at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

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