SUPER COLLEGE HERALDS NEW ERA IN SCOTTISH EDUCATION

City of Glasgow College opens its doors to staff at its new campus on Glasgow’s Cathedral Street.

The largest Further and Higher Education College in Scotland is now the proud owner of the single largest college development in the UK. 

City of Glasgow College Principal and Chief Executive, Paul Little, said:

“This amazing project, on time and on budget, is a landmark occasion for City of Glasgow College, for this great city, and for Scotland and the UK.  

“Our new City campus is a truly outstanding building which will transform our student experience with its vast open and inspiring, learning and teaching environment. Of the 800 or so learning spaces only one is a lecture theatre, such is the changing nature of Higher and Further education and one we are embracing.

“Along with our Riverside maritime campus – our super college - represents a multi-million pound investment and is also the single largest college development in the UK.  It has been meticulously designed to offer superb opportunities to our students and to meet and adapt to the changing needs of the six million people we expect to attend this College over its lifetime.  

“Our next generation super campus plays a crucial part in delivering City of Glasgow College’s educational vision and inspiring ambition to shape a new era of tertiary education."

City campus has transformed Glasgow’s skyline and together with Riverside campus, on the banks of the River Clyde, is expected to accommodate up to 40,000 students and 1,200 staff annually.   

City of Glasgow College students will access the new campus for the first time on Monday 5 September at the start of the 2016/17 academic session. 

The new building is equipped with state of the art facilities which include TV and radio studios, an aircraft training cabin, 16 professional cookery kitchens, creative design and photography studios, industrial sized construction, craft and built environment area; and a fine dining restaurant and City market - butchers, bakers, fishmongers - which will be open to the public. 

Future phases of the super campus development comprise the completion of demolitions, external spaces, landscaping and parking facilities, with overall completion due for autumn 2017.