Cardonald College Glasgow Refurbishment, Architect Project, Further Education Scotland

Cardonald College : Further Education Glasgow

Further Education College, Glasgow design by Building Design Partnership (BDP)

post updated 2 December 2023

Design: BDP Architects

BDP appointed at Glasgow Further Education College

Following competitive interview, BDP has been appointed as architect and design team leader for a £16m project comprising both refurbishment and new build at Cardonald College in Glasgow.

15 Jul 2004

Cardonald College Glasgow

Cardonald College is a further education college with the stated intention of improving life chances and quality of life in the local area by offering broad-based accessible learning opportunities to its local communities.

The project aims:

to provide fully accessible facilities for the College’s diverse client group
to respond to skills which have been identified as needed in the marketplace
to provide a new Family Centre in support of their student group
to provide a new Industry Skills Centre
to create a sustainable development

Project Director John McManus (of BDP’s Glasgow office ) said ‘We are very pleased to have won this project in a sector where BDP has been particularly successful in recent years. We now hope to design the best possible teaching environment for the Cardonald College which will help attract students and encourage them to stay.’

The first phase of the College development will be the two new build facilities – a new Family Centre including high-quality nursery provision and a new Industry Skills Workshop. Design work will start immediately, with start on site expected in July 2005 and completion in August 2006.

The second phase of Cardonald College involves the refurbishment of the existing 12 storey tower block in the centre of the campus. While design work will start simultaneously with the first phase, site start for this work will not begin until June 2006 with completion expected in February 2008.

Cardonald College design team:- M&E engineer – Hulley & Kirkwood; C&S engineer – Beattie Watkinson; QS – Doig & Smith and Project Manager – Osprey Mott MacDonald.

BDP – Cardonald College Building information 8 Jul 2004

Cardonald College architects : BDP

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