PLANS have been revealed for a new multi-million-pound waterfront campus that could create “Scotland’s Silicon Valley on the Clyde”. The University of Glasgow hopes the Govan campus can make an area renowned for shipbuilding and industry in the last century synonymous with innovation in the 21st century.

The Clyde Waterfront Innovation Campus (CWIC) will act as a centre of excellence for a range of new technologies, where academics can work alongside partners in industry.

It will include an enhanced James Watt Nanofabrication Centre (JWNC) and a precision medicine living laboratory.

So far, £28m has been committed to the project by the university and £27.5m by the Glasgow City Region City Deal.

The university is bidding for a further £63m in funding.

It said the proposed campus on Linthouse Road would bring hundreds of jobs to the area.

University principal Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli said: “The plans are an incredibly exciting new chapter for the university and the city and can be as transformational for Govan and the Clyde waterfront as our move to the west end from the city centre in 1870. Our new campus on the south bank of the Clyde will see even more of Glasgow’s communities benefit from our activity, while creating a genuine cluster of excellence in several of the leading industries of the coming decades.”