Refurbishment of Stow College for GSoA

Our Project Delivery Teams recently completed this project to transform the former Stow College Building into a bespoke, high quality teaching and studio space for Glasgow School of Art's (GSoA) School of Fine Art. The building, which is situated just a five minute’s walk for the GSoA’s main campus now accommodates all of the School of Fine Art students and facilities under one roof for the first time.

The five–storey building is formed by a concrete encased steel frame structure with insitu reinforced concrete slabs floors on all levels. The east elevation of the building was extended with the extension following the elevated slope of the ground towards the south boundary of the site. The fifth level of the building was added in the 1960’s and is clad in profile metal sheeting, incorporating large scale signage.

The building comprises a masonry clad, concrete encased, steel frame with insitu reinforced concrete slabs on all levels. The Contract itself involved the comprehensive refurbishment of the entire building and comprised the following works:

  • Replacement and upgrade of services incl. Large network of local network systems and darkrooms
  • Replacement of pitched roof at first floor level of two light wells with concrete slab and to form external courtyards.
  • Reconfiguration of floor plan to form bespoke teaching and studio space to suit each discipline within the School of Fine Art and comply with statutory standards.
  • Asbestos removal.
  • Replacement of fixtures and fittings.
  • Renewal of all floors and ceilings.
  • Replacement of all windows.