City of Glasgow College nominated in Property Awards
The best new buildings in Scotland have been revealed in the annual Scottish Property Awards with City of Glasgow College shortlisted in three of the eight categories.
The Scottish Property Awards is an independent awards and publicity programme which recognises design, projects and talent in Scottish commercial property.
Designed by Michael Laird Architects and Reiach & Hall Architects, Riverside Campus is home to 2,000 students and features the most technologically-advanced marine engineering workshop in the UK. It also boasts Scotland’s first shipping simulation suite that allows students to experience the bridge of a super tanker, nautical chart rooms and a ferry sized ships engine. Its Marine Skills Centre has its own jetty with rescue and free-fall lifeboats.
Principal and chief executive officer, Paul Little, said: “I am delighted that City of Glasgow College has been nominated for these prestigious awards. This underlines what we already know about our Riverside campus, that it is a stunning building which truly has the wow factor. In its design we have created an open, inclusive and up-to-the-minute environment with technology and facilities ahead of current industry standards.
“Riverside is the most future-proofed maritime campus in the world and sets the standard for the UK. It represents a £66m investment in maritime education and STEM subjects and completes phase one of our inspiring twin site supercampus. The building is a centre piece in the renaissance of the River Clyde and Glasgow’s shipping heritage and its unashamed boldness reflects City of Glasgow College’s world-class ambitions.”
Riverside Campus has been included in the following categories:-
The winners will be announced at a black tie awards dinner on Thursday 3 March 2016 at The Glasgow City Hotel.
Shortlist in full
Architectural Excellence (Commercial Buildings) sponsored by Call Print
Architectural Excellence (Public Buildings) sponsored by Wolffe
Development of the Year (Commercial Buildings) sponsored by Ryden
Development of the Year (Public Buildings) sponsored by BRE
City Regeneration Project of the Year sponsored by Anderson Strathern
City Housing Regeneration Project of the Year
Town Centre Regeneration Project of the Year sponsored by Scotland’s Towns Partnership
Property Funding Team of the Year Sponsored by Weightmans
Community Development Project of the Year
Office Agency Team of the Year sponsored by New Waverley
Investment Team of the Year sponsored by Bank of Scotland
Industrial Agency Team of the Year sponsored by PEACE Recruitment
Leisure, Hotel & Retail Team of the Year