GSA aimed to significantly enhance the teaching, learning and research facilities available to its students and staff, whilst providing access to public spaces including galleries and the Simon Sainsbury Mackintosh Interpretation Centre. Phase 1 of a larger campus redevelopment is a new undergraduate school for all design courses.
The concept of the building includes “circuit of connections,” a central ramped circulation pattern interlinking the various levels from the basement lecture theatres, past ground floor main entrance and second floor social and dining areas, to the various levels of studio spaces above.
All pre-contract timescales and deadlines were met and funding was successfully achieved on programme. In addition, by ensuring that the design and construction sequence incorporated comments raised by affected parties, the project acknowledges local issues in terms of working hours, routes to site, safeguarding local issues and improvement.