Go ahead for College campuses

08 Apr 2013

A £228m plan to build two new campuses for City of Glasgow College has been given the green light.

Pllanning permission has been given for the major projects which will transform existing sites on Cathedral Street and at Thistle Street.

The super college was formed in 2010 through the merger of Central, Metropolitan and Nautical Colleges. The Thistle Street Campus, previously the Nautical College in on the banks of the Clyde in Thistle Street and within the Clyde Waterfront area.

Construction of the two new campuses - which will accommodate more than 40,000 students and 1,200 staff - is due to begin in the summer.

College Principal Paul Little said: "We are truly grateful to our colleagues at the City Council for promptly considering our application and this will allow us to finalise our funding arrangements and keep our schedule on track to start building work in the summer. For many people, it's finally dawning on them that this dream has come true. The scale of what we are planning is amazing and will set Glasgow apart as a city truly committed to further education."

Cllr Gordon Matheson, leader of Glasgow City Council, said: "I am delighted that we have been able to give the go ahead to the City of Glasgow College's two new campuses. They will transform the city skyline and are helping lead in the regeneration of the city centre. These campuses will welcome students from Glasgow, elsewhere in Scotland and from all over to the world helping thousands of young people to achieve their potential."



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