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University of Glasgow progress campus master plan

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April 17 2014

University of Glasgow progress campus master plan
The University of Glasgow has launched a third round of engagement on the future development of its Gilmorehill campus by inviting the public to attend an exhibition in the John McIntyre Welcome Point at the Main Gate until 25 April.

This will detail the place-making principles which will influence the institutions estate strategy for the area following acquisition of the Western Infirmary site, dubbed the ‘lower plateau’.

Ideas under consideration by master planners Page\Park include extending Kelvingrove Park into the ‘historic plateau’ of the main Gilbert Scott building by introducing landscaping on existing car parks.

Other ideas on the cards include narrowing the busy University Avenue and even creating a subterranean building beneath the terrace in front of the Main Building to bridge level differences.

A different approach would be taken at the lower plateau, where the focus would be on block patterns and linear streets to extend the city into the campus and create new linkages with Byres Road.

This is the final round of engagement before the Campus Development Framework is put before the University Court in June, from where it will be submitted to Glasgow City Council if approved.

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