The University of Glasgow has picked Multiplex to manage the £700 million first phase of its estate expansion plan over the next decade, according to reports.
The Construction Enquirer has reported that Multiplex was selected ahead rival Lendlease to take the first phase of the planned Gilmorehill campus project. This will include six major academic buildings.
More than 2,500 jobs will be created during construction of what ranks as the biggest education development in Scotland – higher than the public investment in the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Multiplex will be responsible for the management and sequencing of the delivery of the work packages.
The client project team includes Faithful+Gould as programme and project manager, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as multi discipline engineering contractor and Sweet Group as quantity surveyor services provider, while global architecture firm HLM and HOK Architects have also secured contracts.
The first building will be the new learning and teaching hub, which will link into the existing Boyd Orr building on University Avenue.