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City of Glasgow College - Riverside


The brief

KI's award-winning range of educational seating products has been chosen to take pride of place in one of Scotland's largest colleges. 14,000 individual products across 400 different product lines will be used by City of Glasgow College staff and students in their Riverside Campus on the banks of the River Clyde and will be seen in their new City Campus when it opens in summer 2016.

Seating was sourced by consultants MXQ Solutions to help create dynamic learning spaces for City of Glasgow College in accordance with the overall design brief. Mobility and flexibility was essential, with a wish-list including task chairs and stools, chairs with underseat storage, and chairs with, and without, tablet arms. The chairs were to be aesthetically suited to the new buildings, while also being highly robust. A proven reputation and extended product lifecycle would ensure minimal repairs and replacements for years to come. This is why MXQ Solutions suggested KI’s award-winning range of educational seating products.

A global leader in the manufacture of educational seating, KI’s established reputation allows institutions to select products with confidence, knowing they are backed not only by warranties, but by years of proven performance.

Our solution

Learn2 (Intellect Wave) - Tested at a temporary teaching block at the College’s City Campus, KI’s chairs were deemed to be comfortable, and featured superior functionality - particularly with the innovative tablet arm on the Learn2 chair. The Intellect Wave seat shell's 15 year warranty was also a reassurance of the chair’s durability, a major priority in the selection process.

Intellect Wave task chair - Comfortable and well suited to all kinds of spaces, these chairs provide excellent mobility and height adjustability required in IT rooms. Selected in a refreshing colour palette of Tangelo, Grass Green, Sunburst and Warm Grey, their reputation durability was an important factor.

Intellect Wave 4 leg chair - Specified with castors and underseat wire storage racks, these chairs were also selected in the sophisticated colour palette of Warm Grey, Grass Green, Tangelo and Sunburst. The underseat storage provides the students a place to store bags without compromising mobility and minimising trip hazards.

Torsion on the Go! - Selected for their functionality and comfort, Torsion on the Go! with its foldable tablet arm quickly nests to the side of a room, instantly reconfiguring the space.

Maestro - Robust and versatile, these high density stacking chairs were given an added level of comfort with the addition of upholstered seatpads. They were selected for use in office areas and breakout rooms. 

Phase One of our world class super college at Riverside campus represents the realisation of our vision of an inspiring and innovative working, learning and corporate environment and the FF&E is a fundamental aspect of that. The seating selection was by reference to aesthetic, durability and sustainability criteria and we are delighted that the products rated very highly on each of these.

Iain Marley, Project Director, City of Glasgow College

The FF&E brief for this project was to source products with a high quality aesthetic for this new learning environment. KI’s educational seating provided the ideal blend of practicality and longevity with a fresh modern colour range perfect in realising the College vision.

Ian Johnstone, Director, MXQ Solutions

More information

Date - October 2015
End user -
approx. 10,000 students & staff
Project type - New facility
Project Partner - MXQ Solutions 
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