University of West of Scotland @ Maxim


In late 2015, Keppie were approached by the University of the West of Scotland to undertake a feasibility study into the planned relocation of their Hamilton Campus. There were essentially three options being considered, one of which was to develop the University’s profile by moving to the existing Maxim Business Park in North Lanarkshire.


Our commission included assessing the developing identity and profile of the University and analysing how the existing blocks could accommodate the various faculties. In addition, we were challenged to envisage a completely new Learning environment which was much more interactive and socially collaborative than the University had previously been accustomed to.


In acknowledging the growing trend for Business and Education to develop cheek-by-jowl, the proposal imagines a highly inter-connected and stimulating environment for these functions where a proactive partnership between the two is the basic justification for a more entrepreneurial and enterprising Educational context.

Client University of West of Scotland
Value  £20m
Floor Area   24,000sqm
Services  Architecture, Interior Design