At a glance


Scotland, Europe

Type of project



University of Glasgow


Under Construction

ESD rating

Targetting BREEAM 2014 Excellent

Supporting the University

Multiplex has been appointed as the main contractor and Programme Delivery Partner on the University of Glasgow’s campus development programme.

The University of Glasgow is one of the oldest educational institutions in the world, with a history stretching back to 1451, and this will be the largest development they have ever undertaken.

The project will be delivered under an NEC3 Option C contract, with Phase One A including the construction of a new Learning and Teaching Hub on University Avenue and the development of the former Western Infirmary site. This will create five new academic buildings with associated landscaping, infrastructure and roads. Completion of Phase One A is targeted for 2023.

The second phase will include a new Centre for Chronic Diseases and the creation of an Innovation Quarter. The extension to the university’s Gilmorehill campus will also create a central square linked to Byres Road and provide commercial opportunities in the form of restaurants, bars and a hotel.

The development will create a vibrant learning and research campus that is woven into the urban fabric of Glasgow’s west end, building on the university’s legacy and positioning it as a ‘world-changer’ in international higher education

  • 2019 – Construction Commercial Industry Sector Winner - ROSPA
  • 2019 – GO Excellence Award - GO Awards (Scotland) 2019
  • 2019 – Social Value Award - GO Awards (Scotland) 2019

James McCune Smith Learning Hub opens to students