Plans for the £200million transformation of Dumfries that could create hundreds of jobs have been revealed this morning.
The Crichton Trust, which is responsible for or developing the site of a former psychiatric hospital in Dumfries, has teamed up with property developer and investor Jansons Property to deliver the major investment.
Planned developments include:
- A purpose-built campus for the University of the West of Scotland
- Two new grandstands and a business park at Queen of the South's Palemerston Park.
- A research and innovation centre for Dumfries.
- A museum to display artefacts from the Hunterian Museum, the Crichton Archives and the Dumfries and Galloway collection.
- 250 purpose-built student residences.
- A home for the National Centre for Resilience which will drive research into climatic, environmental events and emergency responses.
Around half of the money has been allocated so far. But now the Crichton Trust is asking people across Dumfries and Galloway to come forward and bid for the rest of the money.