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ISG Cements Reputation in Scottish Education Sector

ISG Cements Reputation in Scottish Education Sector

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The successful completion of projects at New College Lanarkshire and with the University of Glasgow build upon ISG’s growing reputation within the Scottish education sector.

At New College Lanarkshire, ISG has delivered a £4.5 million contract to extend facilities at the Motherwell Campus. A circa 19,000 sq ft extension has enabled the consolidation and enlargement of the existing Student Association and common room facilities, as well as providing additional flexible floor space for general teaching and meeting use. Part of the ground floor extension included the relocation of the existing retail outlet, enabling the introduction of new changing facilities to support the college’s performing arts space.

ISG has also completed a £1.3 million contract to enhance facilities at the University of Glasgow’s renowned School of Engineering. Working across two floors of the James Watt Building, which remained operational throughout the duration of the project, ISG created three new research offices, additional laboratory space, a new reception and break out areas. The scheme included the installation of new mechanical and electrical infrastructure and the building’s roof was upgraded.

ISG has also recently been awarded contracts, with a combined value of £4.5 million, at the University of Edinburgh and with leading independent school Edinburgh Academy.

Working at the University of Edinburgh’s Ashworth complex, which forms part of the College of Science and Engineering campus, ISG will complete the refurbishment of Ashworth 2 – a five-storey building, which was partially upgraded in 2009 and 2013. This final phase encompasses the remaining three floors of the building and sees the reconfiguration of accommodation to create new office and laboratory space. The scheme is being carefully phased to enable vital research facilities to remain operational throughout the duration of the project, which is scheduled for completion in summer 2016.

At the Edinburgh Academy, ISG will replace the school’s existing hockey pavilion with a modern, high-specification facility incorporating six changing rooms, referee’s changing room and a covered terraced area for spectators. The new circa 5,400 sq ft pavilion has been sensitively designed and carefully oriented within the existing tree line on the Inverleith Place site to minimise its visual impact on surrounding properties.

Andy McLinden, ISG’s Scotland regional managing director, commented: “Increasing our visibility within the Scottish education sector remains a core business priority, building upon our enviable expertise delivering schools, colleges and university projects south of the border. Providing certainty in delivery, quality and budget is central to our market proposition and we continue to add many of Scotland’s leading institutions to our growing education portfolio.”