AN £18million overhaul and expansion of the category B-listed Wolfson Building at the University of Strathclyde has been granted planning permission.
The university say the investment will establish the facility as the centre of “Strathclyde’s UK-leading Department of Biomedical Engineering” expanding teaching and research capacity.
There will be new laboratories, increased office accommodation for staff and students and new social and engagement spaces for students
The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.
An external stair and lift core will be built and there will be extensive internal work including increased toilet and shower provision, new stairs and lifts and new lighting, power and ventilation.
Above and below, how the building is expected to look after the work
As part of campus-wide plans for enhanced streetscapes, the service road to the north and west will be hard landscaped as a shared surface with pedestrian/cyclist priority making links to the nearby sculpture garden footpaths safer.
Ultimately the University proposes to extend the enhanced streetscape down Taylor Street to Cathedral Street.
A view of how the foyer area is expected to look