Glasgow Caledonian University,
Hamish Wood Building


  • Client: Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Programme: March 2016 – February 2017
  • Contract Value: £2.4m


Insulated aluminium rainscreen overcladding and high-performance replacement windows. Other works included renefestration, stripping and replacing the main roof and replacement of roof structures to North and South staircases.


“The Hamish Wood building is a landmark campus building at Glasgow Caledonian University but over time its appearance had become dated and its performance no longer met the standards expected of a modern progressive University. The most economical and sustainable solution was to overclad the building and install new high-performance windows. d+b facades was appointed to deliver the project from design through to completion and we are delighted with the results. The appearance of the building has been dramatically transformed with improved comfort levels internally, enrichening the student experience. We found the d+b team’s co-operative, results-driven approach to be highly professional. The entire project was delivered whilst the building remained fully occupied throughout with minimal disruption to the University’s activities.”

Douglas Little, Director of Estates

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