Under the terms of the contract, 10% of the workforce on the project will be recruited from apprenticeship programmes.
The company, which was awarded the contract following a single stage competitive tender submission, is due to begin work on the site later this month.
The 25,000 square metre centre is scheduled to open in 2014. It will be part of Scotland’s new International Technology and Renewable Energy Zone (ITREZ) and will be sited alongside Scottish Enterprise’s new Industry Engagement Building.
The Technology & Innovation Centre will be built around a central atrium to allow natural light to every level of the building. It is designed to achieve an ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating and an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) rating of ‘A’.
The Technology & Innovation Centre is the University of Strathclyde’s single biggest investment in research capacity and has attracted financial backing from Scottish Enterprise and the Scottish Funding Council. Its founding industry partners are SSE, ScottishPower and the Weir Group.