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Plans for university site

Published Thursday, 12 October 2017

general plans of building

Plans to transform the current site of the University of the West of Scotland have been submitted.

The university will move to a new location at Hamilton International Technology Park in 2018.

A masterplan for their current site, west of Hamilton town centre, proposes a mixture of homes, a hotel, office space, shops and a care home. The project has the provisional name of Hamilton Green – Hamilton Urban Village.

The 7.5 hectare site is owned by the University of the West of Scotland and South Lanarkshire Council. It sits between Almada Street, Beckford Street and Bothwell Road.

If approved the masterplan includes up to 365 homes, a 100-bed hotel, office space at what is currently the Caird Building at the university, leisure/retail space and a care home with capacity for up to 80 beds.

Two community engagement events, where members of the public could “drop in” and inspect the proposals, have already taken place.

An application for planning permission in principle has been submitted to the council and sets out the mix of development which may be delivered on site. Detailed plans will follow for the various parts of the site in due course.