A ‘WORLD-class’ hub which could help address some of the world’s biggest healthcare challenges is to be built in Govan.

The University of Glasgow and Kadans Science Partner, supported by Scottish Enterprise, have begun work on the project, which is due to be completed in the summer of 2025.

The Health Innovation Hub is a flagship investment within the University’s Glasgow Riverside Innovation District (GRID).

It will be home to commercial businesses as well as the university-led Living Laboratory for Precision Medicine – an internationally leading programme which brings academia, industry, clinicians and the community together to tackle healthcare challenges.

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The Hub includes both laboratory and office space for life science and health businesses, with research links to the University of Glasgow and the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

There will be an accessible ground floor, with a café and collaboration space, to create a useable space for the local community.

Professor Iain McInnes, University of Glasgow vice-principal and head of the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, said: “The Health Innovation Hub will be a catalyst for collaboration and innovation to better tackle global healthcare challenges, bringing real-world benefits to patients and the NHS.”

Uzma Khan, vice principal of economic development and innovation at the University of Glasgow said: “This is a hugely exciting project which speaks to our ambitions to expand the life sciences cluster in Govan, and our mission as a civic university.

“As a flagship project for the Glasgow Riverside Innovation District, we will commit to working closely with the community and with key stakeholders such as Clyde College, to ensure benefits are meaningful and delivered locally, and to capitalise on the opportunities for new employment and growth for Govan and across Glasgow."

James Dawson, development manager at Kadans Science Partner said: “We are delighted to be beginning construction on our new Health Innovation Hub. Along with our existing facilities at West of Scotland Science Park, this project cements Glasgow and in particular the communities of Govan and Linthouse, as key pillars in our UK growth strategy.”