Our project was to create World Class Educational Facilities in Glasgow. Our amazing College in the heart of the City of Glasgow has helped to raise the educational standards and improve attainment levels at GOGC. The design of building form and materials enhances the College’s image and identity and provides a design that optimises ideal curriculum adjacencies for educational delivery with a design that is easy to adapt and reconfigure on a day to day basis.
The College fully embrace’s Glasgow and invite its citizens in to use our facilities even if you are not a student. The architecture of our building activates the Glasgow City skyline and implements a coherent organisational concept though out.
Our facilities are green by design and promote behaviours towards sustainability/environmental responsibility. Our staff and our students are able to work in an open, flexible and inspirational workplace environment designed to foster openness and collaboration between the different departments and all staff.
Top 3 learnings:
1. Our facilities have attracted the attention of governments and businesses and we are a leading example of what a college should offer in terms of quality education and facilities.
2. Greener by design, our Campuses have enabled us to meet and exceed our green targets allowing us to go above and beyond expectations. Our green initiatives all being run by the Environmental and Sustainability Work Group.
3. Consolidating our 11 buildings down to 2 has helped us manage our facilities better in terms of maintenance and allowed us to provide the largest green space in Glasgow this side of the millennium with full Wi-Fi Access for all.
CO2t savings Academic Year 2015/2016: 5909 (Actual)
CO2t savings Academic Year 2016/2017: 5582 (Actual)
CO2t savings over the life cycle of the project: 8175 (Estimated over 25 year project)