The University of Glasgow is on the hunt for an architect to create an ‘inspirational and world-leading’ masterplan for its 31 hectare Gilmorehill Campus
The winning team will introduce a ‘blend of commercial and higher education design’ to the iconic West End campus which is located three miles from the city centre.
Glasgow university is seeking an experienced masterplanner with a ‘demonstrable track record in exemplar mixed-use commercial development, higher education campus and urban design’ for the scheme.
The project is expected to create new business, commercial and educational elements on the campus which will expand in 2016 to include the six hectare former Western Infirmary Hospital site. Public realm improvements are also proposed.
Glasgow City Council approved the university’s ‘Campus Development Framework’ – which defined the broad scope of the project – in July this year
Key aims include creating a grand civic entrance connecting Dumbarton Road to the Gilbert Scott building (pictured) and Kelvingrove Art Gallery.
A new ‘urban quad’ is meanwhile planned for the western side of the university alongside a new gateway and community spaces on the campus’ eastern periphery.
The University of Glasgow relocated to Gilmorehill in 1870 from its original base close to the cathedral on the city’s historic high street.
Iconic structures on the site overlooking Kelvingrove Park include the towering George Gilbert Scott-designed main building and William Whitfield’s 1968 university library.
The deadline for requests to participate is 5 January.
How to apply
University of Glasgow
Gilbert Scott Building
Telephone: +44 1413304415