UK’s First Carbon Neutral Office Development Opens Its Doors

The University of the West of Scotland's (UWS) EcoCampus has opened its doors to students following a £110m transformation.  

HFD transformed three existing buildings at Hamilton International Park into a new EcoCampus for the University of the West of Scotland, which forms the UK's first speculative carbon neutral office development.

"This transformational project has challenged the project team to create a building for the future with sustainability at its core."

G&T Partner, Sandy Park

The carbon neutral development was granted a £40m funding package from Lloyds Banking Group’s Green Lending Initiative and incorporates a host of sustainable features, making UWS one of the UK’s ‘greenest’ university campuses. The development was completed in September 2018.

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A new ‘Street Atrium’ links 235,000 sq ft of existing three-storey accommodation, allowing students and staff to move freely around the new Lanarkshire Campus that houses teaching areas, labs, specialist areas, student facilities, conference accommodation, a library, cafe and two receptions. Flexible space has been created and open balconies now provide impressive views across the internal street.

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G&T delivered Cost Management services on the CAT A and CAT B works, with G&T Partner, Sandy Park, being credited by UWS as ‘Best Surveyor’ at a recent opening evening.

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