Construction begins on the new Clarice Pears Building

In Mid-November 2019 construction commenced on the Clarice Pears Building, which will become the new home of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing.         

   Picture of plans for Clarice Pears Building

The new facility, on University Place, will bring all Institute of Health and Wellbeing staff together and will facilitate more opportunities for networking and collaboration, foster closer links with partner organisations and stakeholders, and be a forum for public engagement. The ground floor of the building will be publicly accessible and dedicated to knowledge exchange and widening participation.

The building is the third major new building delivered through the University of Glasgow’s Campus Development Programme and is due to be completed in Summer 2021.


Professor Jill Pell, Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing said: “This will be a landmark building, revolutionising the study of health and wellbeing at Glasgow and positively influencing our impact on the city of Glasgow, Scotland and the world.
“It will bring academics and support staff together under one roof, supporting world-changing research, while allowing us to expand our knowledge exchange and stakeholder activities, maximising how our work translates into policy and practice”.


First published: 6 December 2019