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Elder & Cannon complete West Princes Street student housing

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November 20 2013

Elder & Cannon complete West Princes Street student housing
Elder & Cannon architects have completed work on a development of 103 self-contained studio apartments on the site of a former drill hall at West Princes Street, Glasgow.

Set within the confines of a tenement backcourt the scheme comprises two blocks of student housing, linked to the historic former ballet school, which has itself been converted into flats.

Designed to improve amenity, aspect and daylight for residents the development incorporates a series of courtyard spaces which are visible from the street through an existing pend.

The £4m scheme was delivered by CCG Scotland and was recently commended by the GIA.
Access to the constrained site is restricted to a narrow pend
Access to the constrained site is restricted to a narrow pend
Gardens have been introduced throughout the site footprint
Gardens have been introduced throughout the site footprint

4 Comments

Sven
#1 Posted by Sven on 20 Nov 2013 at 22:19 PM
It looks fine, I think it uses the existing site very well. I do question what students live there - never mind 103 of them. It is far from Glasgow and Strathclyde. That area used to be 'local' as it was too far from both universities. Whole parts of glasgow seem to have been given over to 'student housing'. one wonders when the saturation point is.
monkey9000
#2 Posted by monkey9000 on 21 Nov 2013 at 10:10 AM
Sven, Woodlands is hardly far from Glasgow Uni, seems an very odd case for you to be making!
Boab
#3 Posted by Boab on 21 Nov 2013 at 11:54 AM
Surely it is a better idea to spread student halls throughout the city (within easy transportation of the uni's), and avoid creating student ghettos around the uni's themselves??
lee ivett
#4 Posted by lee ivett on 22 Nov 2013 at 00:29 AM
woodlands is full of students, because it is less than a piss away from the art school, most of them live in pretty shoddy poorly maintained HMO's so it's great to see the quality of this typology lifted above the usual shite like that unite horror show on Gibson Street

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