Grounds and Gardens Bookings

Booking of Oudoor Spaces at Strathclyde University

The following details the process for booking all grounds and gardens areas on John Anderson campus.

Staff, students or external customers wishing to book out a grounds and gardens area either for filming or other activities should first complete a Grounds & Gardens Booking Form and return it by email to, or by post to:

Estates Helpdesk
University of Strathclyde
Estates Services Department
181 St James Road
G4 0NT

NB Applicants must sign and return our Conditions of Let and contract before any booking will be confirmed.

The standard day rate for booking an external space for an event is £2500. This applies to external organisations only. There will be no charge for student/University organised events.

Large open areas such as Rottenrow gardens can be booked as a single space only and cannot be booked out on a section by section basis.

If the event for which space is being requested is a major undertaking (e.g. Open Days, Freshers’ week, external filming shoots lasting more than an hour) then a 6 week notification period is required. We will endeavour to approve all applications as quickly as possible but this will be dependent on the response of the applicant to any request on our part for further detailed information relating to the event.


All internal and external applicants wishing to book out grounds or gardens areas on campus should refer to the following as appropriate to their request:

Filming Policy

Internal applicants are asked to complete the following:


S20   - General Risk Assessment Form
S26a Event Planning Checklist
S26b Pre Event Safety Checklist
S26c Post Event Safety Checklist