Construction begins on Clarice Pears Building

Construction has started on the Clarice Pears Building, the third major new building to be delivered through the University of Glasgow’s Campus Development Programme. 

The £50 million facility will be a new home for the University’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing, bringing together staff currently working in 10 different sites across the city. 

The building is designed by Atkins and construction is scheduled to complete in summer 2021. 

Once complete, the building will support the Institute in achieving its vision; to prevent ill-health and reduce health inequalities. It will facilitate more opportunities for networking and collaboration within the Institute, foster closer links with partner organisations and stakeholders, and be a forum for public engagement. 

The ground floor will be publicly accessible and dedicated to knowledge exchange and widening participation. 

Director of the Institute of Health & Wellbeing, Professor Jill Pell, said: “After a lot of hard work moving through the design and planning phases, we are pleased to have reached the point where we are ready to begin construction on the Clarice Pears Building. 

“This will be a landmark building and will revolutionise the study of health and wellbeing at Glasgow, positively influencing our impact on the city of Glasgow, Scotland and the world.

“It will bring academics and support staff 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: 11 November 2019