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Yorkhill student residences reach external completion

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August 20 2012

Yorkhill student residences reach external completion
Work to erect a 447 bed student housing development on an entire city block in Yorkhill is now nearly complete.

Designed by Fletcher Joseph the scheme completes a tenement block in the shadow of Yorkhill Hospital, replacing the former Kelvin School.

Taking the form of twin brick clad blocks, separated by a gated pedestrian alley the £15m development includes undercroft parking and communal courtyard spaces.

This semi-private space will host a social lounge with a green roof topping the six storey development.
The scheme is intended to reinforce the existing building line
The scheme is intended to reinforce the existing building line
Watkin Jones commenced work on the project in spring of last year
Watkin Jones commenced work on the project in spring of last year

4 Comments

Yorkhiller
#1 Posted by Yorkhiller on 20 Aug 2012 at 11:56 AM
Not bad compared with the disastrous yellow brick cr** that has been put up in Yorkhill over the past 2 decades. This has to be one of the most squandered areas of Glasgow.



Rem Koolbag
#2 Posted by Rem Koolbag on 20 Aug 2012 at 12:37 PM
MMMMMM 'gated pedestrian alley' sounds delightful!
Partick Bateman
#3 Posted by Partick Bateman on 20 Aug 2012 at 15:04 PM
Does anyone apart from students live in Yorkhill anymore? It's like a campus these days.
Nick Ronan
#4 Posted by Nick Ronan on 24 Aug 2012 at 12:58 PM
This is the uglier meaner big brother of the student block on Old Dumbarton Road. Complete waste of a good GCC owned site which should have been earmarked for sustainable affordable community housing. Who is going to want to live in this in 60 year's time?

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