Contractor to build new Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow city centre

Lend Lease will build the University of Strathclyde's £89m Technology and Innovation Centre

Contractor Lend Lease has won the contract to design and build the University of Strathclyde’s £89m Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow on Monday this week.

The triangular, nine-storey, steel-framed building will be constructed on a 25,900sqm brownfield city centre site adjacent to the university and include open plan offices, three lecture theatres and specialist laboratory space.

The firm beat contractors BAM Construct, Morgan Sindall, Sir Robert McAlpine and John Sisk and Sons for the job.

Michael Dyke, executive director of Lend Lease, said: “We are particularly excited about working with the University of Strathclyde to bring economic, sustainable benefit to the local community through the involvement of small businesses, social enterprise groups and employment of new entrants to construction.  We are committed to recruiting 10 per cent of the project’s workforce from people who have never worked in the sector.”

The centre will conduct research into stimulating economic regeneration through the power and energy, health and advanced engineering sectors.