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Green light for £1bn Glasgow Uni campus redevelopment

The University of Glasgow has received the green light for a £1bn campus redevelopment – the largest in its history.

Councillors at Glasgow City Council granted planning permission in principle for the scheme to develop the former Western Infirmary site.

About £430m will be spent over the next five years on the first phase of the project.

Six projects will be delivered through phase one: a learning and teaching hub; a research hub; a health and wellbeing institute; a business school; an arts college; and an upgrade to a chemistry building.

Work on this phase is expected to start on site later this year.

A further four projects will be delivered through phase two of the scheme, which is expected to start on site in 2023.

These will be an engineering research building, a building for research into chronic diseases, an innovation quarter and a social justice hub.

Construction News revealed in September last year that Lendlease and Multiplex were going head-to-head for the right to deliver the £1bn scheme.

A spokeswoman for the university said this morning that the final stages of procurement were under way.

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