Design work begins on refurbishment of iconic engineering building

Posted by fi17 at Oct 27, 2011 10:35 AM |
Award-winning architects commissioned to plan preservation of building's glass roof

The University is embarking on a vital project to preserve the glass roof of the Stirling-Gowan engineering building, which is nearing the end of its natural life after fifty years of service. The internationally renowned Grade II* listed structure was built in the early 1960s, and remains a famous architectural icon to this day. 

The University is keen to extend its use for another fifty years and Peter Ridley, the University’s Special Projects Manager, says consultant architects were appointed in 2008 to undertake a study of options and to develop a conservation plan. The University has now appointed Berman Guedes Stretton to design the renovation of the engineering department workshops. With some clever design and creative use of materials, we should see the building house engineering students and teachers for many years to come.

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