City of Glasgow College's New Campus plans reach next milestone
Published by Anne Marie Hughes on Wed 29 Aug 12 @ 16:13
City of Glasgow College, a Glasgow Chamber of Commerce Platinum Partner, is continuing to move forward with plans for a pioneering new campus with the selection of two shortlisted bidding consortia for the final stage of the New Campus procurement.
In November 2011 nine consortia placed formal applications to qualify to tender for the opportunity to design and construct the £200 million campus - one of Scotland's largest infrastructure investment projects.
In March 2012, following a detailed assessment process, the College confirmed a shortlist of three bidding consortia: BAM PPP, Glasgow Partnership for Learning and Glasgow Learning Quarter.
Following detailed evaluation of the interim bids, the College has announced who will be taken forward into the next and final phase of the procurement process. These are BAM PPP and Glasgow Learning Quarter.
The investment will see state-of-the-art buildings constructed on the college's land in Glasgow's city centre at Cathedral Street and at Thistle Street on the banks of the River Clyde. When completed in 2016 the new campus will provide a high quality and sustainable learning environment for around 40,000 students and over 1000 members of staff and deliver significant community benefits.
The project is financially and strategically supported by the Scottish Funding Council and The College Project Team is working closely with the Scottish Futures Trust (SFT) to deliver the project using the Scottish Government's NPD (Non-Profit Distributing) procurement model.
Dialogue with bidders will continue during 2012 and culminate in the selection of a preferred bidder early in 2013.
Once planning consent is achieved, construction is expected to commence in the summer of 2013 with the first stages of the new campus opening in 2015 and the final phases in 2016.