Scheme is part of wider £1bn investment plan

Aecom has been given the OK for its masterplan to redevelop a former hospital in Glasgow.

The Western Infirmary site – which was shut 18 months ago apart from a minor injuries unit – will be turned into new teaching, learning and research facilities for Glasgow university and is part of a wider £1 billion investment plan that includes refurbishing and improving the rest of its estate. Edinburgh architect 7N is also working on the scheme.


Glasgow uni 7N

The scheme will be built in two phases


The £430 million, five-year long first phase will involve clearing the site in the city’s West End and putting up new buildings which will house a health and wellbeing institute to tackle the public health problems of Glasgow, The Adam Smith Business School and a new base for the university’s Arts college.

The second phase is expected to start in 2023 and will deliver new teaching and research space for engineering, an innovation quarter and a building for research into chronic diseases.