University of Glasgow Hub, Higher Education Property Refurbishment Image, Project

University of Glasgow Hub Renovation

Scottish Educational building design by Page/Park Architects with Nomad

21 Aug 2007

Glasgow-based Interior Design company Nomad have been appointed as the interior design team to work alongside Page/Park on the major £10m redevelopment of The Hub at the University of Glasgow.

The Hub University of Glasgow

University of Glasgow Hub

University of Glasgow Hub

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“To explore, experiment and evolve design is our common desire. To learn from and work with a diverse range of people is our approach. We encourage an atmosphere where all life experience is relevant, and where the everyday can be inspirational.”

University of Glasgow Hub Renovation

On July 7 2007, initial building work began on the major £10 million redevelopment of The Hub at the University of Glasgow, due to be completed September 2008. Nomad have been appointed to work alongside Page/Park Architects in creating an innovative interior design solution that will reinforce Page/Park’s architectural redevelopment, and help to create a modern, technologically savvy and flexible ‘one stop shop’ of front line university services – injecting life back into this currently disused 1960s building, and bringing energy back into the heart of the campus.

Val Clugston, who co-founded Nomad in 2006 with Scott Mason, states –

“Fundamentally, interior design is about enriching both the environment and function of an existing or new building. We specialise in public sector projects that comprise a number of functions, always placing people at the heart of the design experience. And we will be able to use that exact philosophy in creating a fresh and efficient environment for both Glasgow University students and staff alike”

Once completed, The Hub will comprise of four distinct levels – with a GP practice and bookstore on level one; admissions, registry and careers offices on level two, leading to an outdoor piazza; the third level will house a modern cafÈ; and the fourth level will be given over to informal work and meeting zones for Hub staff. Throughout the building ribbon elements will create a fluid flow of mobility and information.

Nomad’s appointment will include supporting staff through the change of business procedure while enriching the brief though a participatory design process, full interior and graphic design, all navigational systems and, finally, the design of exterior audiovisual artwork.

Specialising in the public sector, Nomad’s clients include Learn Direct Scotland, University of Bradford, Dublin City University, Glasgow School of Art and Schools of Ambition. Nomad couple their natural intellectual curiosity with their ability to ‘play well with others’ in order to create public environments which are both aesthetically harmonious and thoroughly functional. Their work to date within the education sector has been extremely well received – creating environments that are highly conducive to increased learning.

University of Glasgow Hub Renovation : information 210807 from Nomad

Architecture in Strathclyde

Architects involved on the Glasgow University campus over the years include George Gilbert Scott and Basil Spence

Department of Natural Philosophy – Faculty of Arts: Department of Natural Philosophy

University of Glasgow Architect : George Gilbert Scott

University Buildings

Glasgow University facility building : Fraser Building
Fraser Building
photo : Andrew Lee

University of Glasgow Library

Glasgow University buildings – Main Building, Kelvinside

Sir Alwyn Williams Departmental Computer Science Building
Sir Alwyn Williams Departmental Computer Science Building
photograph © Paul Zanre

Kelvingrove Gallery
Kelvingrove Gallery
photo : David Barbour / BDP

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