Glasgow Caledonian University unveil campus redevelopment plan
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May 21 2013part of a wider estate masterplan.
Dubbed ‘Heart of the Campus’ the project will entail creation of a 500 seat conference facility, reception and teaching spaces alongside a £20m renovation of the Hamish Wood building.
Public realm works will see the creation of three courtyard gardens connecting to the George Moore building with a restaurant, ‘Skype suite’ and break out spaces adding to the mix.
These will be announced from Cowcaddens Road by way of a ‘showcase’ glass pavilion incorporating an exhibition space, an information zone and a café.
Andy Bateman, of Page\Park architects commented: “The Heart of the Campus concept emerged from the masterplan work we undertook with the University in 2010.
“The project clarifies circulation at the centre of the campus for the benefit of students, staff and visitors, and activates and enlivens external courtyards with new exciting landscapes. The project revolves around how spaces connect people and how the university connects into the city.
“The design will create more opportunities for people to interact, socially and academically, and will help to enrich the sense of community that is so evident within the University.”
It is anticipated that construction work could start as early as June next year for completion by January 2016.
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