Arup scoops four prestigious engineering awards

Arup scoops four prestigious engineering awards

Glasgow Queen Street Station

Built environment consultancy Arup has won four Institution of Structural Engineers’ Scottish Structural awards.

The awards ceremony, held in Glasgow on 27 October, celebrated the best structural projects completed by Scottish design engineers within the last two years.

Arup was presented with four awards out of a possible ten categories, which reflected the industry’s focus on good design, sustainability, and environmental responsibility:

The University of Strathclyde’s Learning & Teaching Building: Best Modern (Post 1960) Building Refurbishment Project

Arup was integral to the creation of this project, delivering the structural engineering design for the refurbishment and adaptive re-use of two existing buildings (one Grade B listed) with a significant new-build hub building constructed around and between both buildings. ​Arup’s involvement supported the University to create a sustainable building that enhances the student experience and places their journey and wellbeing at its heart.

Glasgow Queen Street Station in partnership with Network rail: Best Clear Span Structure Project

The third busiest railway station in Scotland, Glasgow Queen Street Station’s striking design has made it the figurehead for the continued decarbonisation of Scotland’s Railways. Its uplifting and inclusive character aims to delight those who use it, celebrating the passengers’ choice of travel on greener, cleaner trains.​​

St. Enoch Centre - East End Leisure in partnership with Sovereign Centros: Best Project in Leisure

With a new multi-screen cinema and an additional 100,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space, the redevelopment of the St Enoch Centre has created a world-class retail and leisure destination in a key location at the heart of Glasgow city centre.

Scottish National Galleries - South Portico Temporary Works in partnership with Tilbury Douglas: Best Specialist Structure Project

Arup carried out the complex temporary works design of the £17m redevelopment of the Scottish National Galleries, one of Edinburgh’s most prominent buildings. The project involved close co-ordination with the main Contractor and Project Team within a very congested site.

Allan Driscoll, director property science, industry and technology and social infrastructure at Arup, said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our efforts and the quality of our skills on these projects. I’m very proud of the work carried out by our structural engineering teams in the North, as well as across the UK, and would like to thank them and all our project partners for contributing to this achievement.”

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