University of Glasgow Campus: A very Scottish institution


The largest development in the University of Glasgow’s history involves local knowledge, local skills and local value, drawing from local knowledge and skills to deliver local value

The University of Glasgow’s campus development project is the largest ever undertaken in the institution’s 600-year history.


Led by global construction company Multiplex from its Glasgow operation, it’s pulling on the knowledge and expertise of some of Scotland’s leading architects, design consultants and civil, structural and MEP engineers, along with an extensive Scottish supply chain.


The final result will be a worldclass higher education facility delivered in tandem with a carefully planned and implemented programme of social value projects



The University of Glasgow is in the process of developing and expanding its campus in the West End of Glasgow, creating new buildings and a campus-wide infrastructure and landscaping project.


New buildings include the James McCune Smith Learning Hub learning and teaching facility, the Advanced Research Centre (ARC), the Clarice Pears Building to house the Institute of Health and Wellbeing and the Adam Smith Business School. 


Work is underway across the site with international construction experts Multiplex acting as programme delivery partner from its Glasgow operational base.

This case study was prepared by BE-ST on behalf of the Scottish Construction Leadership Forum.