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University of Strathclyde, Heart of the Campus

Designing a world-class pedestrian-first campus

  • Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Glasgow, United Kingdom

Outdoor modernization means making a campus more walkable

The University of Strathclyde had an ambition—to enhance their city center campus with re-landscaping and pedestrianization. But the project would involve a significant amount of appraisal and evidence collection, including funding applications to Sustrans (a walking and cycling charity) and support for a planning permission in principle application.

We coordinated multidisciplinary services for the estates services team including collecting baseline information and evidence for change as well as modeling junctions and showing the implications of removing through-traffic. We also worked on engagement in pre-application discussions with Glasgow City Council, liaised with the architect and landscape architect on emerging designs, and completed the phase 1 and phase 2 investigations across geo-technical, ecology, transportation, and utilities. When it came to flood risk and drainage, we prepared a sustainable urban drainage system (SuDS) strategy for collecting surface water and limiting discharge.

Our funding application for the University—which included the City of Glasgow College and the Glasgow City Council—successfully obtained funding for options appraisal, site investigations, and site surveys. With these services and enhancements, the University of Strathclyde city center campus will enhance the physical environment for a significant student population.

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  • University of Strathclyde
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BMJ Architects
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Michael Parkinson

Director, North and Scotland

Dougie McDonald

Director of Growth and Integration

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Director, Planning

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