The state-of-the-art building will be constructed on George Street on land adjacent to the Graham Hills building. The project, thought to be the biggest single investment in a Faculty of Education's infrastructure anywhere in the UK, will offer staff and students top-class facilities to enable closer teaching and research collaborations across the University.
The new building forms part of the £250 million development of the campus. This includes a new building for the Strathclyde Institute for Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, to help further world-class research in drug discovery and development. And recreation and sports research facilities will be vastly enhanced by a new Sports and Health centre.
It is anticipated work on the new Education building will be completed by 2011. It will include a large teaching cluster at the base, with bespoke academic and research space on the upper levels. The building will provide a gateway into the campus between George Street and Richmond Street.