Campus update Heart of the Campus

Exciting new project to create campus centrepiece

We are developing a plan to create a stunning centrepiece for Strathclyde, by pedestrianising and re-landscaping Rottenrow Gardens, North Portland Street and Richmond Street.

Heart of the Campus - New Lighting

By transforming the site and surrounding area into an accessible and innovative set of spaces, we will improve our student experience and connect the University with the surrounding community.

Stunning centrepiece

In accordance with our commitment to use our assets to benefit the local community, the Heart of the Campus project will be people-oriented and collaborative. Inclusion and accessibility for all of Glasgow’s diverse population will be a top priority.

Heart of the Campus - Architectural Plan

Dynamic social space

Current plans centre around these ideas:

  • pedestrianising the streets
  • re-landscaping the garden
  • utilising smart garden technology
  • implementing expanded event space
  • enhancing WIFI

All of these developments will be incorporated into a dynamic social space for the wider community.

Heart of the Campus - pedestrianised areas


Having completed a consultation phase with staff, students and City Council planners, the Heart of the Campus project has moved to more detailed design.

The design development will be presented to the University in the autumn with a view to seeking planning permission before the end of the year. For more information, please get in touch: