Project Team

To deliver this project Alumno has selected an expert team of consultants that are helping them work with the council and community to deliver the best possible development.

Architects: Carson & Partners

CARSON&_LOGO_greyCarson & Partners is an exciting newly formed design studio based in Glasgow and London. It’s core work is Architecture and Development. At Carson & Partners Iain Carson directs bespoke, experienced project teams to work in collaboration with a large number or national and international consultants, developers, film, art and music producers and promoters. Iain is also a partner at the social housing practice Karakusevic Carson, and recently won the ’2011 Housing Architect of the Year’ award. 

Current projects include three high profile student housing projects – one in Glasgow’s West End, one in East Sands in St Andrews and one in Norwich – all for Alumno Developments and each one unique to its location. Others include the conversion of Britain’s longest Listed building in Cornwall, mixed-use regeneration projects in Glasgow’s Merchant City, and a yoga studio. In previous years Iain is noted for his collaborations with Benson and Forsyth on the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, Arata Isozaki, Allies and Morrison, Ian Simpson and Zaha Hadid. 

Mechanical Engineers: Hawthorne Boyle

Hawthorne-Boyle-Logo-outlinHBP was formed in 1986 and offers a full professional service in all disciplines of building services engineering.
We are highly experienced in the specification, design, construction and management of all engineering services associated with the built environment. By recognising that every project is different and applying our commitment to engineering excellence we provide practical, efficient and cost effective services to the construction industry.

The Practice works in all sectors of the construction industry, including Healthcare, Education, Leisure, Commerce, Industry, Retail, Environmental and has considerable experience both in the private and public sector, bringing sustainable and innovative solutions to the table. HBP works throughout the UK, increasingly on a partnering basis with considerable repeat business cementing long term relationships.

Underpinning all of this is our support network team offering in-house energy modelling, design analysis software, 3D CAD and special co-ordination assistance. HBP utilise a number of computer design packages, these include IES, SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model), Hevacomp and Amtech. We have made significant investments in information technology to ensure that we remain at the forefront of the industry and are able to provide innovative solutions to our clients requirements.

We have substantial experience of working within the Student Residential sector and fully understand the needs of a client and at the same time offer flexible building services solutions that will meet students future requirements.

We have recently completed, and are currently working on, a number of large scale Student Residential Developments within both Glasgow, Edinburgh and St. Andrews.

Project Engineers and Planning: Fairhurst

fairhurstFairhurst is one of the largest privately owned Partnerships of Consulting Engineers in the UK.

The Firm has experienced significant growth over recent years, expanding and building upon its core business of Civil and Structural engineering to offer a wide range of associated multi-disciplinary services. These additional services allow us to manage and drive projects of all sizes and complexities through from inception to completion.

Our Planning and Development Service offers a full range of services including professional planning, landscape and design. Our comprehensive knowledge of related disciplines, allows us to provide real added value utilising the Firm wide expertise in relation to matters such as flooding, contaminated land, infrastructure and servicing. Each individual Client is highly respected and a bespoke, pro-active and responsive team is assembled to consider each project’s unique demands, specifics and objectives.

Project Management: Turner & Townsend

T&T logoTurner & Townsend is a global professional services organisation that provides consultancy, delivery, operations and programme management services to businesses that invest in, own and operate assets. We are a quality driven company, recognised for the value and innovation we bring to every commission we undertake.

Working from 80 offices in 33 countries, we are making the difference to projects across the property, infrastructure and natural resources sectors worldwide. We help organisations succeed by managing risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of their assets.

Clients include:

University of Aberdeen
University of St Andrews
Edinburgh College
City of Glasgow College
Edinburgh University
Glasgow University

Our vision is to be the leading global provider of professional services to the natural resources, infrastructure and property markets, rewarded for the value we create.
Our vision is underpinned by our values, which are to be:

Quality driven
Goal orientated
Customer focused
Continuously improving
Open and integrated