Lead Partner: New Campus Glasgow Ltd
Other Partners: Central, Metropolitan, Nautical and Stow Colleges.
Project Team: Architects: BDP;
Contractors: C Spencer Ltd
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Glasgow City Centre, Gorbals
The Marine Skills Centre, sited at Nautical College, is the
first piece of building work for the New Campus Glasgow
Glasgow College of Nautical Studies already enjoys a high
profile globally and attracts high numbers of international
students. This early phase of work has created a world class
£6.8 million teaching space on the Clyde Waterfront beside Albert
It has created a new landmark on the banks of the river and
provides state of the art facilities for maritime students. Its
city centre location makes it unique among the few specialist
maritime colleges in the UK, while the river setting gives students
realistic and exciting learning experiences.
The building sits in an elevated position and appears to float
above the river. It is approached by gangways - reflecting the
nautical tradition - that at the same time improves security. There
is a practice pontoon and an impressive free fall life boat built
out from the banks where the existing teaching centre sits.
Completed May 2010.
2008 - 2010
Between 2003 and 2014 Clyde Waterfront was a strategic
partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish
Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire
Councils. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and
environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from
Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.