WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW AS PART OF THEIR CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

WORKING WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW AS PART OF THEIR CAMPUS DEVELOPMENT

Aspen are delighted to be working with the University of Glasgow again to recruit for several posts in the Estates & Buildings department. This is as a result of the University recently taking possession of the former Western Infirmary site: a significant milestone which will enable the proposed £1 billion investment in the Gilmorehill campus. The University is an important contributor to the economic, social and cultural life of the City and this ambitious development will have a positive impact both locally and internationally.

The masterplan for the former Western Infirmary site, which covers 14 acres, includes:

  • The creation of a Research and Innovation Hub housing large-scale, inter-disciplinary projects and incubator space for spin-out collaborations with industry, which should support economic development in the West End;
  • Public routes and a new central square which will link Byres Road to the up-and-coming cultural quarter for the West End, with new links to Kelvingrove and the newly-refurbished Kelvin Hall. These links will be reinforced by a new-build for the College of Arts;
  • New buildings for Social Sciences, the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, and the College of Science and Engineering;
  • Commercial opportunities, including a hotel, restaurant, bars and cafes which will also ensure that the five listed buildings on the site have a new and valuable use.

The campus project, one of the biggest education developments in Scotland, will see an estimated investment of £1 billion over 10 years – higher than the public investment in the 2014 Commonwealth Games. It is anticipated that 2,500 jobs will be created during the construction period.

 Professor Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, said: “Since the University moved to Gilmorehill in 1870, we have developed a number of iconic buildings, including, of course, the Gilbert Scott Building. The facilities we built during the late 19th and early 20th centuries provided a fantastic environment for University of Glasgow researchers, who won seven Nobel prizes and many other accolades. We hope to use the new site as a catalyst to attract and grow the very best academics, to attract the very best students and to ensure that Glasgow continues to be one of the top universities in the world.”

Aspen are delighted to be working with the University on this significant project and welcome any enquiries from people who would be interested in working with the Estates Department at this exciting time. Donogh O’Brien or Liam Kelly can be contacted on 0141 212 7555 in this regard. 

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