Campus updateHeart 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

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

Current plans centre around these ideas:

  • pedestrianising the streets and reducing traffic
  • re-landscaping the garden
  • utilising smart garden technology
  • more event space and seating
  • enhancing WIFI
  • improving biodiversity
  • promoting health and wellbeing
  • new covered walkway for shelter and shade
  • new entrances and improved accessibility
  • improved lighting and security
  • a graduation wall and rain gardens

Dynamic social space

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

Heart of the Campus will help the University deliver its pedestrian-first ethos. It’s the first step of a wider Places for Everyone approach that sees the University collaborating with the Council, City of Glasgow College, Sustrans and the local community to create cleaner, safer, pedestrian- and cycle-friendly streets across campus.

Planning application submitted

The planning application for this exciting project has now been submitted.

For more information, please get in touch: sustainability@strath.ac.uk.