9 June 2017
Glasgow – PBA has been appointed as both civil and structural engineer to extend the Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), a critical hub for manufacturing industry research at the University of Strathclyde. This is the first appointment to be awarded to PBA through the University of Strathclyde’s Framework Agreement for Civil and Structural Engineering Services.
The new ARFC extension will house an 8.5m high, 200 tonne dynamic press forge allowing the University to extend its cutting edge research for manufacturing industries and industry leaders such as Rolls Royce and BMW. The building will be complete by September 2018 ready for delivery of the new forge in October 2018.
PBA was appointed to the University of Strathclyde’s Framework Agreement for Civil and Structural Engineering Services, in April 2017 after an extensive submission and review process. Our submission, including exemplar case studies on the George Square main library refurbishment and The University of Oxford CL2 Physics Laboratory, led to PBA being ranked first in the tender evaluation process.
Rab Taylor, PBA Director of Structural Engineering, commented:
“We are proud to have been appointed by Strathclyde University to this framework which will ensure the delivery of critical projects to their ambitious development programme. We are delighted to be part of their team that will secure further jobs and investment.”
Throughout the four-year framework agreement, PBA will work with integrated project teams on site at the University to deliver high-value, high-profile projects.