£33m sports facility at Strathclyde University given green light

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Plans to develop a new multi-million-pound sports and health facility at the University of Strathclyde have been approved.

The £33 million Sport, Health and Wellbeing facility is set to transform the University’s facilities with a new, state-of-the-art building on Cathedral Street in Glasgow.

The building plans include a six-lane swimming pool, a large gym area and specialist academic space for teaching and research.

Professor Sir Jim McDonald, Principal of the University, said: “At Strathclyde, our students and staff are at the heart of everything we do.

“Together, we are creating a first-class facility that will provide health and wellbeing benefits for the University community, as well as improving participation in sport more generally.

“This new facility is the latest part of our campus transformation, helping us to continue to attract and retain the very best local and global talent. We are delighted Glasgow City Council has supported our plans, and we look forward to opening this exciting new building.”

Construction is scheduled to begin in November, and the building is expected to open in summer 2018.

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