Construction has begun on the third development of the University of Glasgow’s Campus Development Programme, with the new Clarice Pears Building having cost the university a total sum of £50M.
The new Clarice Pears Building will become the University of Glasgow’s new Institute of Health and Wellbeing and will bring together services from ten different buildings across the campus, with completion of the new build scheduled for some time in 2021.
The Director of the Institute of Health and Wellbeing, Professor Jill Pell stated: “After a lot of hard work moving through the design and planning stages, we are pleased to begin construction on the Clarice Pears Building.
“This will be a landmark building, revolutionising the study of health and wellbeing at Glasgow and positively influencing our impact on the city of Glasgow, Scotland and the world.
“It will bring academics and support staff together under one roof, supporting world-changing research, while allowing us to expand our knowledge exchange and stakeholder activities, maximising how our work translates into policy and practice.”
The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli commented: “This is a very welcome moment for the Institute of Health & Wellbeing and the University of Glasgow. This project creates the facilities which will under-line our status as a leading institution in the study of health and wellbeing, improving health and tackling inequalities in Scotland and around the world.”
The architect from designers Atkins, David Ross added, “It has been a pleasure working with the Institute over the last two years to realise their ambitions for their new building. The building will allow the Institute to build on the excellent work they already do by providing a new working environment that will support wider collaboration and public engagement.”
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