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Client Atkins/University of Glasgow
Turley office Glasgow
Status Under construction
LPA Glasgow City Council

Institute of Health and Wellbeing brings groundbreaking research facility to university’s new campus

Our role

  • The Clarice Pears Institute of Health and Wellbeing will be the second building to be delivered on the University of Glasgow’s new Gilmorehill Campus, on the site of the former Western Infirmary in Glasgow’s Hillhead area.  
  • We are acting as planning consultant to the project team, working closely with the architects, Atkins, and the University of Glasgow to deliver a building capable of meeting the needs of the diverse range of occupiers and visitors, and also create an ambitious key part of the emerging Gilmorehill Campus masterplan.
  • The Institute of Health & Wellbeing will be delivered early in the transformation of the area, and will form the key gateway into the masterplan site from Byres Road. The building also forms a prominent feature on a new central university square, leading and signposting the primary route to Byres Road to the north of the square, and having an influential presence in framing key vistas from the square from the south of the site.

Clarice Pears Institute of Health & Wellbeing, University of Glasgow

Image designed by and courtesy of Atkins


  • The new building will provide over 8,034 sq m of research, engagement and teaching space, becoming home to nearly 500 co-located academic and professional support staff, 300 doctoral and postgraduate students, and will accommodate 150 members of the public in the Engagement and Knowledge Exchange areas.
  • It will create a transformational shift in the Institute’s ability to develop interdisciplinary research and outreach, through bringing together its members from their current disparate homes throughout Glasgow.


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