Shaping IHW's Future Space
Colleagues from the Institute of Health and Well Being have been seeking inspiration from some of the UK’s most interesting constructs to help form the design and concept of their new space.
Led by Director of the Institute and Project Sponsor of the new building, Jill Pell, the team have visited numerous buildings across Scotland and beyond to find out how they can optimise space for their colleagues.
The new build will see staff at the Institute, who are currently spread across 10 different sites in mostly single discipline units, come together in a new building on the Western Infirmary site.
The Institute of Health and Wellbeing building will be multidisciplinary and significantly enhance the University’s research reputation and ability to attract research funding.
The focus of the horizon scanning activity was to observe spaces that utilise a large atrium within the building and promote collaborative work spaces and visits included: Glasgow Science Centre, Edinburgh Napier University and Ayrshire College.
It is hoped that new building will change the way staff work, encouraging them to come together in a truly multidisciplinary way.
The Institute of Health and Wellbeing construction is part of Phase 1A of Campus Development and expected to be complete by 2021.
First published: 27 November 2017