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Faithful + Gould leads £1bn Glasgow uni masterplan

Faithful & GouldFaithful and Gould has been appointed as programme and project manager for the  £1 billion expansion of Glasgow University’s Gilmorehill Campus.

The 10-year masterplan on the site of the former Western Infirmary is believed to be the biggest procurement project in Britain.

F+G will oversee the provision of six academic buildings, forming a ‘smart campus’ with integrated technology and the development of a new civic square.

It will house hubs for Learning and Teaching, Research, Institute of Health and Wellbeing and College of Social Sciences, College of Arts, College of Science and Engineering, and Alliance of Chronic Diseases.

The campus will provide public spaces including a new civic square and improved pedestrian and cycle links between Byres Road and Kelvingrove Park..

Paul Sherry, director at Faithful+Gould, said: “This is a very exciting project and will be one of the most high profile higher education programmes in Britain over the next decade.

“The University of Glasgow already has a fantastic reputation and this project will enhance that and make sure that it stays at the forefront of research and learning innovation for years to come.

“It will also set the standard for the future development of universities with its multi-functional learning hubs rather than traditional lecture halls, and the way in which it will be able to interact with industry and the public as well as academics around the globe.”

Faithful+Gould has started procurement of a delivery partner which is expected to be in place early next year. It said the project would be expected to create more than 2,500 jobs.

The full client project team includes WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as engineering contractor, and global architecture firm HLM.

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