The University of Glasgow outlines big nanotech vision for Govan
April 26 2019
The University of Glasgow has showcased its vision for a nanotechnology and precision medicine campus in Govan with the hope that work can begin within two years subject to funding.
Designs drawn up by Gleeds for the £118.5m vision would see an area of derelict land close to the Clyde Tunnel to feed into a growing innovation quarter around the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.
Conceived as a meeting point for industry and academia the cutting-edge facility would seek to establish the city on the forefront of innovation in both sectors.
Principal prof Sir Anton Muscatelli commented: “I have no doubt that the innovation agenda and industries like quantum technology, nanofabrication and precision medicine can be to the 21st century Glasgow economy, what shipbuilding was in the past.”
The move would mark a break from current facilities housed at the university’s Gilmorehill campus in the west end, which is itself undergoing a multi-billion pound regeneration. Plans to better connect both districts are already in train with proposals for a new footbridge connecting Govan to Partick.
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