Glasgow super-college has £200m campus project approved

Scotland's largest college is to move into a new £200m super campus

Related Stories

Scotland's largest college is to develop a new super campus in Glasgow after £200m in funding was approved.

City of Glasgow College was formed last year through the merger of Central, Metropolitan and Nautical Colleges.

The new campus - for more than 40,000 students and 1,200 staff - will be based around the existing Cathedral Street and Thistle Street sites.

The Scottish Funding Council is contributing £193m to the project, with £5.67m coming from the college.

College principal Paul Little said: "This is a very welcome announcement as well as a strong vote of confidence in the new college from the Scottish government, especially at this time of significant reform within the college sector.

"The City of Glasgow College has the capacity to significantly boost the life chances of tens of thousands of students and make a major contribution to the economy of both Glasgow and Scotland.

"I'm extremely pleased and privileged to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime project."

Education Secretary Michael Russell said: "Planning for the new buildings has been in the pipeline since three colleges in the city merged last year and I am very pleased to be able to commit to providing up to £193m.

"Students and staff alike will relish being based in buildings of the highest quality and I look forward to hearing about how the new campus is coming together."

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Glasgow & West

Weather

Glasgow

Min. Night 5 °C

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FordFactory facelift

    Watch as the plant that makes Ford's legendary F-150 undergoes a total overhaul

Programmes

  • Models of roads and cars on a bridgeThe Travel Show Watch

    A world in miniature - behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest model railways

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.