• Biodiversity


GCU is committed to embedding sustainability into every aspect of its operations and that includes exploring opportunities for enhancing biodiversity in its Campus in Glasgow city centre.

The Campus is a highly developed, compact 7 hectare campus with 15 buildings, built on the former site Buchanan Street Railway Station, predominantly after the mid-1970s (as shown in this presentation).

Although less than 7% of the Campus is available for soft-landscaping and the existing ethos, has sought to emphasise colour and visual amenity rather than specifically emphasise biodiversity, GCU believes that there are opportunities for enhancing biodiversity on Campus. 

GCU’s Biodiversity Plan (July 2014) identifies six interventions within and around GCU’s Campus with potential to enhance biodiversity.