University of Strathclyde Renovates Biomedical Engineering Building

Published 1-7-2020
  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall
  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall
  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall
  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall
  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall

    Courtesy of McLean Architects and Wellwood Leslie Architects.

  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall

    Courtesy of McLean Architects and Wellwood Leslie Architects.

  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall

    Courtesy of McLean Architects and Wellwood Leslie Architects.

  • University of Strathclyde - Wolfson Hall

    Courtesy of McLean Architects and Wellwood Leslie Architects.

The University of Strathclyde is renovating Wolfson Hall to house its department of biomedical engineering. Designed by McLean Architects and Wellwood Leslie Architects, the £15.5 million project will create new teaching and research labs, flexible instructional venues, engaging spaces for interaction and collaboration, and additional offices for faculty, staff, and graduate students. The completed facility will accommodate the Strathclyde Institute of Medical Devices, the Centre of Excellence in Rehabilitation Research, the National Centre for Prosthetics & Orthotics, and the Centre of Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies. Mechanical and electrical engineering firm Taylor and Fraser is leveraging advanced 3D modeling technologies to enable the 1970s-era structure to accommodate sophisticated infrastructure despite low floor-to-floor heights. Sustainable materials and systems will be integrated throughout the building, including highly efficient HVAC infrastructure, low-energy automated lighting, and carbon-neutral carpeting that is 100 percent recycled. General contractor Kier Construction began work on the project in January of 2019 and completion is expected in summer of 2020.