ISG's UWE Bristol project praised for collaboration and cost-savings

27 July 2017

UWE Bristol - ISG

ISG’s new £55m project for the University of the West of England (UWE) in Bristol has been described as the jewel in the crown of the university’s £300m investment programme, and a masterclass in collaborative space.

The comments were made in an article in the August 2017 issue of the trade publication, Public Sector Build Journal (PSBJ).

ISG completed the 185,000 sq ft business school at UWE’s Frenchay campus in May 2017.

The project has since been internationally recognised by the European programme accreditation scheme (EPAS), which highlights modern, elite business schools.

Speaking in the article, ISG’s western region managing director, Rob Martin, said the landmark status showed how UWE Bristol were doing things differently in terms of building design.

“As a Bristol-based contractor, seeing the development and investment in UWE’s Frenchay Campus and across the entire university estate is incredibly positive for our city and the wider region.”

The article also highlighted the use of BIM on the project, which resulted in cost savings of over £2m.

Principal and vice chancellor of UWE Bristol, Professor Steve West, said the seven-storey building had collaboration at its core, which spaces for staff, students and businesses to work together.

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