Infrastructure work to begin on University Place

Parking will be removed and barriers erected on University Place from 12 August to allow for infrastructure and landscaping works through the University’s Campus Development Programme.

Construction will be ongoing until early 2021, to create a pedestrian and cycle priority route between Byres Road and University Avenue.

The works will also improve the look and feel of the environment, turning University Place into an accessible and attractive gateway for the new Western campus, including a small number of disabled parking spaces at its western end.


Parking on University Place is currently unrestricted and not covered by the University’s permit scheme.

Residents and staff requiring access to the underground car parks at the Wolfson Medical and BHF Sir Graeme Davis Buildings, staff of the NHS Pharmacy facility, as well as service and emergency vehicles, will still be able to access University Place.

The street will be open to pedestrians and cyclists during the works, and be one-way for cars, from University Avenue towards Byres Road.

The road will remain open to pedestrians and cyclists during the works. University Place will also be made one-way for cars, from University Avenue towards Byres Road.

Please see the plan for University Place works for more details. 

Construction will start at the beginning of August with drainage works at the West (Byres Road) end of University Place, working along the road towards University Avenue.

Later in the year, landscaping and resurfacing work will begin from the East (University Avenue) end of the road and work back along towards Byres Road. This work will complete in early 2021 in time for the opening of the Clarice Pears Building, which will house the University’s Institute of Health and Wellbeing. 

Cycle racks, currently located outside the Wolfson Medical Building, will be relocated temporarily the Bower Building. Once complete, the landscaping for University Place will include over 100 cycle parking spaces.

The Next Bike facility will remain in its present location, however a new permanent location will be constructed nearby as part of the improvements.

Read more about the University’s Campus Development Programme

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First published: 5 August 2019