Hamilton Parliamentarians at UWS


Meeting with UWS vice-principal, Professor Paul Martin, to discuss new campus.

The University of the West of Scotland’s new Hamilton Campus was outlined to Hamilton parliamentarians, Christina McKelvie MSP, Angela Crawley MP and Margaret Ferrier MP.

The representatives met with the Deputy Principle of the UWS, Professor Paul Martin, to receive a briefing regarding the new site.

The new site, located in the Hamilton International Technology Park, is expected to generate up to £443million to the local economy over the next 25 years, with plans to develop the campus into one of the most environmentally friendly throughout Scotland.

Professor Martin outlined to the parliamentarians that the project was progressing on schedule and was expected to open its doors to students by 2018.

Commenting on the new campus site, Hamilton parliamentarians Christina McKelvie MSP, Angela Crawley MP and Margaret Ferrier MP jointly stated:

“Collectively, we all fought to keep the UWS campus within Hamilton. We are therefore delighted that the University has not only stayed within our town, but re-developed their campus to one of the most modern throughout Scotland.

“This includes the pledge to be one of the most carbon-neutral, energy efficient ‘Eco-Campuses’ in the world.

“The campus has the potential to make Hamilton one of the leading University towns in the country – bringing an estimated £400 million boost to our local economy.

“The plans are incredibly exciting and we are happy to support the project to ensure a bright future for the UWS campus in Hamilton."