Work has started on site at the new Marine Skills Centre in Glasgow.

AECOM will provide mechanical and electrical engineering design and BREEAM support on the project. BDP is the architect.

Aecom Marine Skills Centre, Glasgow
Aecom Marine Skills Centre, Glasgow

The centre is the first part of the New Glasgow Campus, a project to create a £300 million shared campus for Glasgow’s city centre colleges.

The new Marine Skills Centre will improve existing facilities which are no longer fit for purpose, meet the teaching requirements for Merchant Navy personnel and fit with the new New Glasgow Campus development plan.

The Marine Skills Centre will be built overhanging the river Clyde with elevated gangways connecting the building to both the Clyde walkway and the jetty of the refurbished workshop building.

The building is designed in 3 parts and includes; new classrooms; refurbishment of the original 1960’s base for practical class work and provision of launch facilities including a pontoon and free fall raft structure for practical teaching purposes.

A bridge will link the two buildings together and all services will run underneath it

The building also uses natural ventilation, no mechanical cooling and external lighting without light pollution.

The project is expected to be complete by Summer 2010.