BREEAM ‘outstanding’ teaching building officially open

The low carbon teaching building was officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning

Designed by Austin-Smith:Lord, the South Lanarkshire College building is the first in the UK to achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating in the BREEAM 2014 new construction assessment process, and achieved this rating at both design and post-construction stage. It has been deemed to excel in all ten categories under BREEAM: management, health and wellbeing, energy, transport, water, materials, waste, land use and ecology, pollution and innovation.

The building is adjacent to the main campus in East Kilbride and provides eight classrooms with learning facilities for a range of purposes, from daily teaching of the three main college departments (business, care and construction) to providing facilities and hosting workshops for the local and business communities.

The project team included CCG Scotland (building contractors), Will Rudd Davidson (civil and structural engineers), Cundall (mechanical and electrical engineers), Gardiner and Theobald (project managers), Doig and Smith (quantity surveyors), and BRE Scotland.

Stewart McKillop, Principal of South Lanarkshire College said “We are absolutely delighted that the new building is the first building in the UK to achieve ‘outstanding’ BREEAM and that the design from ASL produced such a superb building.”

The project has been shortlisted in the prestigious BREEAM Awards 2016 which showcase some of the finest examples of sustainable buildings from around the world.

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