Building a campus fit for a world changing university
The focus of the £1 billion project is the 5 hectare former Western Infirmary site, but the first major new-build will be the Learning and Teaching Hub on University Avenue, adjacent to the Boyd Orr building and partly on the site occupied by the former Maths and Stats building.
The foundations for our new campus were laid in 2016 when a multi-million pound project to install an energy efficient district heating scheme was completed, cutting our carbon emissions by 5000 tonnes a year.
These pages will keep you informed of all the latest developments on site and emerging stories.
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MyGlasgow News: Campus updates
09 OctAnnouncement made on 150th anniversary of the foundation of the Gilmorehill campus
09 OctNews from main contractors working on campus development
01 OctNext week the University will mark 150 years since a foundation stone was laid at the Gilmorehill campus, symbolising its move from the city centre.
Phase 1A: 2017 - 2021
The £90.6 million James McCune Smith Learning Hub will provide a state of the art learning and the teaching facility with the capacity for over 2,500 students. To be completed in academic year 2019/20 it is the first building to be delivered through our campus development programme. To be completed: Academic year 2019/20
The iconic Joseph Black Building is undergoing a £34 million refurbishment to give the A-listed, art moderne building a new lease of life. The renovation will not only preserve its heritage by renewing the infrastructure and refurbishing the fabric of the building, it will also make it fit for the world class research and teaching which takes place there on a day to day basis.
The £113 million Research Hub will be a vibrant, creative and collaborative heart for the Western campus. It will house around 600 academics, postdoctoral researchers and PhD students working across five specific themes. The ground floor will be accessible to the University and the wider community and will become a forum for knowledge exchange and public engagement.
A new Institute of Health and Wellbeing will be built on the north of the site. This will enable the relocation of staff from MRC / CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit at Renfield Street and staff at Gartnavel General Hospital to the Gilmorehill Campus. Expected completion date: late 2019
Phase 1B: 2022 - 2026
Phase 2: 2027 - 2035
Phase 2 projects are out of the scope of the existing capital plan, but business cases for the following projects will be developed:
- Complete the move of the College of Arts
- Complete the move for Engineering
- Move Mathematics and Statistics into a permanent location