In spring of 2014, the University entered into a Joint Venture arrangement with INTO University Partnerships to establish INTO Stirling, an organisation which provides pre-sessional education for overseas students prior to their progression to undergraduate or postgraduate courses.
Airthrey Castle is providing a temporary home for INTO Stirling’s activities but it has always been the intention to create a permanent academic centre which will be located adjacent to the south side of the Cottrell building, close to the Logie Lecture Theatre and the Mail room entrance. The location was chosen because it will integrate the Centre into University life by placing it at the heart of the campus, with access to study and social facilities. The location is also a site identified for development in the University’s Campus Master Plan.
Morrison Construction have been appointed to construct the building and work will start on 1 June commencing with the formation of the construction work area and compound. The area will be secured with solid timber panelling and will accommodate all of the materials needed and the work activity. The only exception to this is work needed to connect to the existing campus services including power, water, drainage and heating some within Cottrell, and linking to the existing paving and landscaping. This work will take place first and will be followed by the construction of the building. The work is due to be completed by July 2017.
The creation of the building at the heart of the campus means that it is inevitable that there will be some disruption and inconvenience to this area of the campus, however, E&CS and Morrison Construction will try to ensure that this is kept to a minimum.
The building and the construction compound will occupy an area which is currently used for parking. An equivalent number of parking spaces have been created to the south of the existing parking situated between Stirling Court Hotel and the Innovation Park. Vehicular access to the alternative parking area is via a new road and footpaths connect it to the Cottrell building. The parking area is also equipped with lighting, CCTV and pay and display machines and will be subject to the same parking management arrangements that apply throughout the campus.
The attached plan shows the logistics arrangements during the works. Deliveries to the construction site will take place very early in the morning wherever this is possible and will be carefully supervised.
Morrison Construction will soon provide us with a detailed programme and more information will be provided in advance of significant activities such as the connections to services beyond the site area.
Staff from E&CS will talk directly to those departments located in areas in Cottrell that are closest to the construction area.
Please contact Guy Hickman or Peter Kerr, Property Management Office, extension 7096 if you have further questions.