Faithful+Gould named Consultant of the Year at Learning Places Scotland awards
Faithful+Gould’s achievement’s in the Scottish education sector have been recognised at the Learning Places Scotland Awards 2021.
The firm scooped the prestigious ‘Consultancy of the Year’ at the awards dinner which took place on November 23 at the Hilton, Glasgow.
The Faithful+Gould projects James McCune Smith Learning Hub for The University of Glasgow and The Barony Campus (Scotland’s largest School Campus) for East Ayrshire Council received further award recognition:
- Project of the Year (Winner): University of Glasgow – James McCune Smith Learning Hub
- Pupil/Student Experience (Winner): University of Glasgow – James McCune Smith Learning Hub
- Inspiring Learning Places (Highly Commended): University of Glasgow – James McCune Smith Learning Hub
- Client of the Year (Highly Commended): East Ayrshire Council for The Barony Campus
- Project of the Year (Highly Commended): The Barony Campus, East Ayrshire Council
Faithful+Gould’s excellence in project management and cost management services supported the delivery of these award-winning educational facilities. The panel judges commented that these examples were ‘leading edge and demonstrated a broad spectrum of support to their clients with very successful outcomes’.
The James McCune Smith Learning Hub boosts the University’s global leadership in learning/teaching excellence. A community asset, the project generated £135 million in social value and economic impact. This exemplary landmark facility adds to the social fabric of the local community and city, as well as contributing to the placemaking agenda.
The £68m, 23,000m² new-build Barony Campus provides an inclusive and nurturing 21st century learning environment for over 2,000 pupils at Cumnock in East Ayrshire. Forming Scotland’s largest integrated school campus, the facility brings together two primary schools and two secondaries, plus an additional support school and early years provision.
Stewart Macleod, managing director - Scotland & Ireland, commented: “We’re honoured to have received the ‘Consultancy of the Year’ award. It is an indication of the efforts of our fantastic team who put everything they have into the success of their projects. We are so fortunate to have amazing clients throughout Scotland, enabling us to deliver 86 education projects throughout Scotland. These facilities have created c17,000 new student places, including >350 SEN pupil places, and improving classroom conditions for over 22,000 students and staff.”