Redevelopment of Glasgow's Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

23 March, 2017 | 17:30 - 19:30

Redevelopment of Glasgow's Kelvin Hall, Glasgow

About this event

Glasgow’s iconic Kelvin Hall has undergone a transformation since closing in 2012.

It is now a cultural, academic and sporting complex of international significance. The engineering aspects of achieving Glasgow City Council’s aspirations for the building presented many challenges.

This event gives an insight into the council’s rationale behind saving the building and the Consulting Engineer’s solutions to the many design challenges arising from the project brief.

Registration and refreshments from 5.30pm for 6.15pm start.

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Robbie Clark


Alex McLean, Special Projects Manager, Glasgow Life. Representative of Project Sponsor.

Alex Maclean is the Infrastructure Support Manager with Glasgow Life with a leadership role on capital projects for the company. Alex has 25 years' experience working in the built environment with a background in building surveying and statutory control. Since moving to Glasgow Life in 2005, Alex has a led on capital investment projects across a wide range of cultural & sports buildings including the recently completed Phase 1 of the Kelvin Hall redevelopment and the masterplan phase for the refurbishment and re-display of the Burrell Collection.

Sandy Porter, Director, Woolgar Hunter, Civil and Structural Consulting Engineers.

Sandy has 43 years' experience as a consulting engineer in various sectors of the construction industry, both in the UK and overseas. He has been a director at Woolgar Hunter for 20 years and prior to that was a director with Blyth & Blyth in the middle east. Sandy has a particular expertise in the refurbishment of historic buildings. He also has a wealth of experience in new build commercial, leisure and residential projects.