Atkins, Michael Laird Partnership, Turner & Townsend and Gardiner & Theobald all involved in scheme

Scotland’s largest college will develop a new super campus in Glasgow after £200m of funding was approved by the Scottish government.

Plans for the new buildings at the City of Glasgow College have been on the table since the city’s Nautical, Central and Metropolitan colleges merged last year.

Two facilities will now be built on existing college land in Glasgow city centre and on the banks of the River Clyde. The existing Clyde teaching block will be demolished and rebuilt.

The Riverside Campus should be completed by 2015, and the City Centre Campus by 2016. Construction is due to begin in summer 2013.

Turner and Townsend’s Edinburgh office will handle project management, with Gardiner & Theobald acting as QS out of its Glasgow office. The architects are Atkins and Scottish firm Michael Laird Partnership.

Scottish education secretary Mike Russell said: “The Scottish government is consulting on wide-ranging plans to reform post-16 education, including encouraging greater collaboration and regional models of funding for colleges. Glasgow is ahead of the game and the new City of Glasgow College is providing benefits for staff, students and the local economy.

“Planning for the new buildings has been in the pipeline since three colleges merged last year and I am very pleased to be able to commit to providing up to £193m from the Scottish Funding Council.”