Green Gown Awards 2012 - Modernisation - University of the West of Scotland - Winner

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The University of the West of Scotland and SRUC staff and students enjoy superior facilities made possible through successful collaboration resulting in the creation of BREEAM excellent shared campus. Located in a woodland setting the campus utilises the natural environment as well as a responding built environment to maximise the space and create an excellent experience for building users. The impressive space utilisation and resource efficiency figures that have been realised in the first year of occupancy demonstrate the success of this joint venture.

The project has allowed two very distinct higher education institutions to demonstrate through partnership working that significant efficiencies in space and cost can be delivered. The University fully expects, that through time, this collaborative approach can be used as a model for other higher education institutions to explore and put into practice shared resources across the sector.