A learning landmark

Riverside and City Campuses, City of Glasgow College

Creating a new education landmark for the City and a home for 40,000 students and 1,200 staff.

A twin site college together with purpose-built halls of residence.

Project structure: PPP for the design, build, finance and long-term maintenance of new facilities. Let under the Scottish Government's NPD model. The Concession company is a Joint Venture led by Sir Robert McAlpine Capital Ventures with Sir Robert McAlpine as the main contractor.

Our role: PPP Investor and Development Manager leading the project through the bidding, delivery and operational phases.


A place made for learning – an exemplar of development with experience at its heart.

Glasgow has a rich history of innovation in education. But to this progressive City, the drive to continually improve created a vision for a new connected campus, a city landmark and exemplar of modern education.

Through a project culture of consultation and collaboration, we interpreted the needs of location, staff and students with award-winning innovations that contribute to every aspect of the ‘place’ experience. This platform of understanding underpins a long-term partnership with the College and a shared sense of pride with the city. The Campuses infrastructure, buildings and facilities are designed to work together to connect campus lifestyle with accessible, inspiring learning spaces that relate to their surroundings.

Having met all aspects of the Scottish Executive’s Six Qualities of place, the new buildings are home to 40,000 Students and 1,200 staff. A proven catalyst for broader regeneration, they occupy a special place in the Cityscape and actively build Glasgow’s reputation.

collage of project photographs at City of Glasgow College

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