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Glasgow College Reaches Financial Close

Work is now underway on one of the UK’s largest ever college projects to build two new campuses in central Glasgow. The 700,000sq ft development will comprise two new educational buildings constructed on college land at Cathedral Street in Glasgow city centre and at Thistle Street on the banks of the River Clyde where a new student halls of residence will also be built.

The £228m development will create a high quality sustainable learning environment for the college - formed in 2010 through a merger of Central College Glasgow, Glasgow Metropolitan College and Glasgow College of Nautical Studies. The Glasgow Learning Quarter consortium, led by Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, includes FES, ARUP Scotland, Hulley and Kirkwood, Michael Laird Architects, Reiach & Hall, Rankin Fraser and Graven Images.

The college has used the Scottish Futures Trust’s non profit distributing financing model, and is expected to create 170 new jobs during construction, a minimum of 40 modern apprenticeships.