Overview of the Wellbeing Centre at 7 Bristo Square.
Project Manager: Aislinn Wood
Architect: Page\Park Architects
Cost Consultant: Thomson Bethune
M&E Engineer: Harley Haddow
Civil & Structural Engineer: ARUP
Principal Designer: Page\Park (CDM Scotland)
Main Contractor: Morrison Construction
Total Project Cost: £8 million
Dates: Late 2018 - Early 2020
The existing building at 7 Bristo Square is being extended and renovated to create a new Wellbeing Centre and improve access to Bristo Square.
The new centre will provide students with an expanded range of essential services as the University’s Student Counselling and Disability Services, both currently located in the Main Library, will be brought together with the medical practice and pharmacy for the first time. The centre will also benefit from its proximity to other student services within the central campus.
The building’s ground floor will consist of a wellbeing lounge creating a calm, welcoming space designed to promote positive mental health. A new build colonnade extension to the front of the building will create an accessible entrance that will make the building fully accessible.
A reception area and waiting room for the Student Counselling and Disability Services will be located on the first floor. Consultation rooms for one-to-one meetings and group sessions will be available on the first and second floors, as well as on the lower ground level.
The NHS GP surgery on the top two floors of the building will remain open during the construction work. The University pharmacy on the building’s first floor will also continue to operate before its relocation to the ground floor into a larger space; improving the range of goods and services it offers.
The development is a great example of the University’s commitment to delivering excellent wellbeing services. It will put student wellbeing at the heart of the University’s city centre campus, making it easier for students that need help to access support, and expanding the range of spaces and services on offer.