University of West Scotland, Lanarkshire
Based at Hamilton, Lanarkshire, UWS is a world-leading university comprised of over 18,000 students and staff. The £100m+ investment into the new Lanarkshire Campus development encompassed of over 250,000 sqft in 3 carbon-neutral buildings.
As UWS was ranked in No.1 in Scotland for student experience (Sunday Times Good University Guide, 2017), it was crucial for the university to create a campus that their students would find motivating and relaxing in equal measure.The new campus was designed to provide a heightened educational experience and cater to the wellbeing of staff and students alike.
Where a highly mobile solution was required, GRID provides a fantastic visual cue with the brightly coloured GRID system separating from the tiered seating to become singular blocks – perfect for either longer lectures and quick, huddle seminars.
The main atrium serves as a cantine which can prove quite busy at lunchtimes. To provide a retreat away from the hustle and bustle, the Private High Back offers a space for quiet conversation while the increased seat height means the sofa supports conventional table heights. To this end, the Private High Back was also used in the staff areas.