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The education team at specialist asset management consultancy, Currie & Brown, has been appointed by the University of West of Scotland to undertake a condition survey of buildings on its Paisley and Hamilton campuses.

The review will inform the development of the University's estates strategy and provide important statistical information required in returns to the Scottish Funding Council.

University of the West of Scotland is the country's biggest modern university with campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley. It was created by the merger last year of the University of Paisley and Bell College.

David Loudon, Associate Director, Currie & Brown said:
"With the merger of the two establishments it is essential to review the estate infrastructure and as the first stage in a process that will ultimately be used by the university to develop its estates strategy and asset management plan.

"Effective asset management will ensure that the organisation is maximising the potential of its estate to deliver the best possible service to students and staff."

Currie & Brown has a strong track record of delivering solutions in the Scottish education sector and is currently advising on a number of projects including a review of Edinburgh University's project management procedures in accordance with Scottish Funding Councilís guidelines for the Gateway process and integration of RIBA Plan of Work stages.

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Note to Editors:

Currie & Brown is a leading consultant in international asset management and construction matters. It has four operating service divisions: Project Management, Cost Management, Consulting and Business Consultancy.

The company employs over 1000 people worldwide: 500 in the UK and a further 500 in more than 50 territories around the world.

It is one of the world's top 10 consultancies whose clients include Marks & Spencer, Royal Bank of Scotland, BBC, BAA, BP, Land Securities Trillium, and Shell Exploration. [Hotel clients include The Dorchester Collection, The Dorchester Hotel Group and the Holiday Inn.

The business is headquartered in London with 13 regional offices across the UK. It also has offices throughout Europe, Middle East, Asia, Australia, the Americas and associated offices in Africa.

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