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University of Glasgow host campus development consultation

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February 17 2016

University of Glasgow host campus development consultation
The University of Glasgow has held the latest public consultation into its ambitious campus development plans, focusing on an HLM’s learning and teaching hub on University Avenue and a master plan for the Western Infirmary site drawn up by 7N.

Growing student numbers have prompted the university to pursue a new ‘gateway building’ on a surface car park adjacent to the Boyd Orr, designed to improve connectivity between the Gilmorehill campus and wider west end whilst providing much needed new teaching spaces.

The project concept involves demolition of the Mathematics Building to open up the site as a central circulation space with classrooms stacked within a central ‘teaching nest’, below which will sit a large double height foyer.

Dedicated study areas will wrap around the learning spaces on each floor with a view to fermenting social interactions with key features including a fifth floor café and roof terrace overlooking University Avenue and a 500 seat auditorium.

The consultation will run until 21 February between 11:30 and 19:00 on weekdays and 11:00 and 16:00 on weekends in the atrium of the Wolfson Building, University Avenue.
 The new hub will include study and teaching spaces, an auditorium and rooftop cafe
The new hub will include study and teaching spaces, an auditorium and rooftop cafe
A four level winter garden offers connections between the hub and Boyd Orr tower
A four level winter garden offers connections between the hub and Boyd Orr tower

A planning application will be submitted this spring
A planning application will be submitted this spring
The Boyd Orr building could be overclad as part of wider refurbishment work
The Boyd Orr building could be overclad as part of wider refurbishment work

The work aims to bring the centre of gravity of the campus toward University Avenue, which may be restricted to buses and taxis only in the longer term
The work aims to bring the centre of gravity of the campus toward University Avenue, which may be restricted to buses and taxis only in the longer term

1 Comment

David Low
#1 Posted by David Low on 18 Feb 2016 at 15:13 PM
The UofG has not held its latest public consultation as you say. It has just started. You suggest University Avenue may be restricted to buses and taxis only. As a resident I would object to this if this is a serious suggestion.

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