Estates and expansion strategy for University of St.Gallen

The University of St.Gallen (HSG) is planning an expansion, both of its existing premises and at a new site. EBP is drafting the HSG's estates and expansion strategies, which will form the basis for these plans.

Since 2005 the University of St.Gallen (HSG) has seen a significant increase in student numbers. The premises were originally planned for around 5,000 students, whereas in 2013 more than 7,600 students were enrolled resulting in an. urgent need for expansion. In addition, the premises are spread over different sites, which has both operational and economic disadvantages. A single set of strategic guidelines is needed to inform the upcoming expansion of the HSG as well as all ongoing property decisions.

EBP drafted the estates strategy in close collaboration with the university management. This includes an analysis of the building stock and requirements leading to internal real estate guidelines, the identification of areas requiring action along with specific recommendations.

The vision and strategy of the upcoming expansion project are being defined on the basis of the estates strategy. The process also includes the development of strategic aims, implementation plans and the organisational, scheduling and financial frameworks.

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