City of Glasgow College - Riverside Campus

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  • © Edmund Sumner
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  • © Keith Hunter
  • © Keith Hunter
  • © Edmund Sumner
  • © Edmund Sumner
  • © Keith Hunter
  • © Edmund Sumner
  • © William McClymont

Application Type

Civic Trust Awards

Level of Award




Local Authority Area

Glasgow City

Information about this scheme

The City of Glasgow College was formed through the merger of Glasgow’s Central, Metropolitan & Nautical Colleges into a single institution in 2010. This project is the first part of the consolidation of the college from 12 separate legacy sites onto two new campuses, to bring the facilities up to 21st century standards. The Riverside Campus contains the Faculty of Nautical Studies and the Faculty of Building, Engineering and Energy - part of the specialist facilities include a working ships engine room, cross-discipline project bases to encourage blended learning, an innovative multi discipline engineering hall, a ships bridge simulation suite, alongside more generic teaching, learning and support spaces. There is also provision for a 198 bed Halls of Residence. The new buildings are organized around two new civic spaces – a cloistered garden and a grand hall. These convivial, social spaces encourage students to mix and realize opportunities for blended learning across disciplines, whilst truly engaging in the culture and dynamics of the city. The City of Glasgow College demonstrates commitment to providing a positive social and economic benefit and lasting legacy to the City of Glasgow and its surrounding communities.



Michael Laird Architects and Reiach and Hall Architects

Main Contractor

Sir Robert McAlpine


City of Glasgow College

Interior Designer


Landscape Architect

rankinfraser landscape architects

Services Engineer


Structural Engineer



Michael Laird Architects/Reiach and Hall