Congratulations to our project team at the University of Glasgow who celebrated topping out last week.

The rooftop ceremony commemorated the completion of the frame on the Adam Smith Business School, providing a unique new home for Postgraduate Taught (PGT) students, and marking the completion of the fourth phase of the campus development programme.

Multiplex was appointed the main contractor and Programme Delivery Partner on the University of Glasgow’s £316 million campus development programme. One of the oldest educational institutions in the world, the development is the largest the University of Glasgow has ever undertaken.

The Adam Smith Business School will deliver contemporary and bespoke facilities including a Behavioural Lab and Data Visualisation Suite, simulated trading environment and access to rea-time market data feeds.

Multiplex Project Director, Darren Pike, said:

The new Adam Smith Business School and PGT enhances the University’s Estate further. We are so proud to have created the building and to be continuing our relationship with the University of Glasgow through the Western Campus Re-Development.

Professor John Finch, Head of the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, said:

This exciting new building will provide world-leading and purpose-built facilities for learning, teaching, research and industry engagement.

It will be a home for the Adam Smith Business School, supporting its analytical, entrepreneurial and sustainable mission in business and policy and building on Adam Smith’s legacy. It also enhances the student experience for all PGT students at the University, providing innovative learning, collaboration and social areas, allowing people to engage in new and creative ways.

Joining the Multiplex Project Team at the topping out ceremony were members of the University community and project architects, Hassell. Following the longstanding Scandinavian tradition, our youngest team member, Leah McTaggart aged 16, hoisted a yew tree on top of the new structure to calm the tree-dwelling spirits that may have been distressed during the building’s construction.