Garscube's GLaSS act

The Garscube Learning and Social Space (GLaSS)  project will deliver a dynamic new space for the campus with a 350 seater  flexible study/café space and a 34 seater seminar room. Refurbishment of existing adjoining space will also provide 10 new tutorial rooms, upgraded toilet facilities, and a new kitchen/servery area with back-up ancillary accommodation for Hospitality Services.

Image of the GLaSS Building Garscube under construction The main steel frame of the building has now been completed on site and the roof works and roof lights installation have also started.  The external cladding, windows and curtain walling will get underway this month.  Internally, the new kitchen /servery is progressing at pace. The tutorial rooms are all formed and specialist wiring for high quality audio visual equipment has also started to be put in place.

Access links

The new building will link directly to the McCall Building and the James Herriot Library.  There will also be easy access from and the Research Facilities to the east end of the Garscube Campus with a secondary entrance. A new lift will also be installed providing direct access for disabled use to all 3 levels of the James Herriot Library building.

It is planned to complete the works and open the building in January 2016.

Impression of the GLaSS Building Garscube campus


First published: 8 June 2015

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