Over the last few months we have been following Scottish Government advice on COVID-19 recovery, and we were recently permitted to resume construction activities in a phased manner across our sites. The Scottish Government’s Chief Planner issued a letter on 29th May 2020 advising planning authorities to review construction site working hours.

Resumption of construction has been an important step for the recovery of local and national economies and is also vital for how the University of Glasgow plan to deliver teaching and research operations in the future.

To accommodate our return to site, Multiplex and the University have been working in partnership to ensure strict measures are put in place to keep our local community safe. Among other things, this includes strict physical distancing, staggered start and finish times and enhanced hygiene measures across our sites.

So we can continue to manage our works and activities safely, Glasgow City Council has approved a request for an extension of hours of operation on our sites for a temporary period of nine months. This will apply to the James McCune Smith Learning Hub on University Avenue and the Western campus.

The temporary extension of working hours are:

  • Monday to Friday to 07.30 to 21.00; and
  • Saturday to 07.30 to 17.00.

The new measures, which were introduced from 7th July, will allow us to better manage the numbers of people accessing the site in a way that minimises impact on the local community, by coordinating the arrival and departure of our workforce and considering the current limitations of the transport network, shops and local infrastructure.

It will mean fewer people will be present within the local community at any one time, while our construction operations continue.

We understand that the present lockdown measures, whilst easing, do mean people may be spending more time at home than usual. Multiplex and the University of Glasgow thank you for your patience and understanding during this time and, should you have any concerns, please get in touch via the contact details below.

Please email any queries for Multiplex to community@multiplex.global.

Please email any queries for the University of Glasgow to campus-development@glasgow.ac.uk

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