Faithful & Gould to manage Glasgow Uni projects

Faithful & Gould has been selected as programme and project manager for the 10-year expansion of the University of Glasgow’s Gilmorehill Campus.

The £1bn masterplan, for the creation of a new campus for the University of Glasgow on the site of the former Western Infirmary, is believed to be the biggest procurement project in Britain currently.

Faithful & Gould will oversee the provision of six academic buildings, forming a “smart campus” with integrated technology and the development of a new civic square.  These are:  Learning & Teaching Hub; Research Hub; Institute of Health & Wellbeing and College of Social Sciences; College of Arts; College of Science & Engineering; and Alliance of Chronic Diseases.

The campus will include a new civic square and improved pedestrian and cycle links between Byres Road and Kelvingrove Park.

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

It is anticipated that a delivery partner for the construction will be in place early 2017.