£30m Glasgow Caledonian campus masterplan approved
September 11 2013£30m redevelopment of Glasgow Caledonian University’s city centre campus have been given the green light from planners, paving the way for expanded teaching, research and social spaces.
Dubbed Heart of the Campus the project will feature a new signature entrance and reception point at the front of the Hamish Wood building, which will incorporate an information point and café.
The George Moore building meanwhile will be given a galleria façade and restaurant space overlooking three new courtyard gardens that open out onto the existing Saltire Centre.
GCU principal and vice-chancellor, Professor Pamela Gillies CBE, said: “I am delighted that the City Council has granted planning permission for the Heart of the Campus project to provide inspiring new places for learning and research at the University which will enrich the experience of our students. This development provides the leading edge infrastructure we need as GCU continues to grow as an institution and has been created through the strong partnership between our architects Page\Park and University staff and students.
Construction work is scheduled to start in January for completion by January 2016.
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