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Super campus project director appointed

Iain Marley has been appointed as project director for a multi-million pound super-campus college scheme in the heart of Glasgow.

Mr Marley joins the city centre estates project from the BBC where he was responsible for the planning and delivery of the new building at Pacific Quay.

The city centre estates project is one the biggest educational project in Europe, with a provisional estimated capital cost of around £300 million which will be part funded by the Scottish Further and Higher Education Funding Council.

Educational, community and sporting facilities will be built at Cathedral Street with another smaller campus at Thistle Street.

It will bring together four city centre colleges - Glasgow College of Nautical Studies, Glasgow Metropolitan College, Stow College and Central College - to create a campus with over 50,000 students.

Mr Marley said: “This landmark project will create world class facilities for learners and staff, and significantly enhance two strategically important sites within Glasgow's City Centre.

"We have a rare opportunity: to provide facilities designed for 21st century learning and make a major contribution to Glasgow's future economic and social prosperity.”

It is hoped the super campus will be completed by 2015.