Shortlisted in the Inspiring Learning Spaces Category, the design of the new learning and teaching hub was inspired and driven by user consultation at every level, emphasising the student experience to provide an environment that is open and accessible for all.

The new Hub has been designed to deliver an exceptional student experience within a dynamic learning environment.

Learning Places Scotland Awards celebrate excellence and achievement in Education and the Inspiring Learning Places category recognises a project which provides exemplar demonstration of a number of principles of Learning Estate Strategy and transferrable lessons for other projects.

Sitting at the heart of a conservation area, the hub provides state-of-the-art learning and teaching facilities for over 2,500 students and focuses on general teaching in a shared learning hub that embraces new teaching pedagogies and optimises space utilisation in a highly sustainable BREEAM Excellent facility.

The resultant scheme, which opened its doors in April 2021, improves cohesiveness and connectivity across the campus in a building that showcases formal and informal learning and teaching through a welcoming, open environment and encourages students to linger – a sticky campus.

Nicola Cameron, Assistant Director of Estates at the University of Glasgow; “HLM have been both inspirational and innovative but have at all times tempered that with an understanding that the space needs to be practical for end users and ultimately delivered within programme and budget.  What set HLM apart is their positive attitude and their desire to build collaborative working relationships and the exchange of ideas.

Andy Nicoll, Project Architect “The new Hub has been designed to deliver an exceptional student experience within a dynamic learning environment.  With a variety of interactive teaching and active learning spaces it supports a motivated, vibrant and diverse community of learners and academics to evolve efficient and effective learning methodologies through both group and individual study.  We are proud to have worked with the University on this project and delighted to see it up for another award.”

Winners will be announced at an Awards Dinner on the 15th November 2022 at the Hilton Glasgow.

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