Reshaping the campus

Issued: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 16:08:00 GMT

The transfer of ownership of the last part of the Western Infirmary site is complete. The entire 14 acres are now owned by the University.

It is highly unusual for an urban university to be able to acquire such a large amount of land for redevelopment directly adjacent to its existing location. 

‘This is tremendous news for the University,’ says Ann Allen, director of Estates & Buildings at the University. ‘We have been hugely encouraged by the amount of interest from staff, students and people who live in the West End as we have talked to them about how we might develop the site.’

In 2013, staff, students and the wider West End community were given the opportunity to find out about the vision for the future of the campus and share their feedback. A third planning consultation and feedback initiative got under way at the start of this year. 

‘This is obviously an incredibly exciting time for the University but the Western development will have an impact across the West End and the whole of the city,’ says Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council. ‘This hugely ambitious plan will do so much to ensure that undergraduate and postgraduate talent will want to come to Glasgow and ultimately stay here.’

To find out more about the campus vision see

Not on the High Street: New book tells campus story 

A new book, Building Knowledge, charts the development of the University from its original High Street location to the current campus at Gilmorehill. 

Produced in partnership between the University and Historic Scotland, Building Knowledge is available to buy from the University shop or online at      

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