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February 7 2014

£60m Partick student accommodation plan wins approval
A £60m scheme to deliver 701 student apartments at Beith Street, Glasgow, has won the backing of planners, clearing the way for construction to start on the build.

Prepared by Falconer Chester Hall on behalf of Downing Developments the project consists of two separate ten storey buildings arranged along the banks of the river Kelvin within their own landscaped grounds.

Paul Houghton from Downing said: “Glasgow is an exciting city with a burgeoning student population and we’re delighted to be making strides on this ambitious scheme, which will revitalise this area and help to address the pressing need for quality student accommodation in the city.

“As one of the UK’s biggest student accommodation providers, we’re invested in ensuring our schemes offer the very best in terms of quality and location and provide students with a home from home – helping them to make the most of their university experience.”

The project is scheduled to complete in time for the 2015 academic year.

9 Comments

rem hotbungalow
#1 Posted by rem hotbungalow on 10 Feb 2014 at 13:58 PM
At least the previous scheme for the site had a bit of variety of form.
http://www.urbanrealm.com/news/2982/Glasgow_Harbour_submit_revised_Kelvin_Bank_masterplan.html
Typical landowner - sell the site to the highest bidder no matter what it looks like
Partick Bateman
#2 Posted by Partick Bateman on 10 Feb 2014 at 17:08 PM
There is a much more "pressing need" for quality affordable housing in this area.
Partick Patrick
#3 Posted by Partick Patrick on 11 Feb 2014 at 06:25 AM
Why should the taxpayer subsidise "Quality" housing in nice areas ?
Partick Bateman
#4 Posted by Partick Bateman on 11 Feb 2014 at 09:25 AM
Quite right...let's just send the poor out to peripheral housing schemes, it worked so well in the past.
Jimbob Tanktop
#5 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 11 Feb 2014 at 10:52 AM
Oh, I don't know...possibly because the last seven years has seen the largest ever transfer of wealth from the poor to the wealthy in human history? Because the poor got saddled with the debt of keeping the savings of the wealthy afloat? Because in order to prosper as a society we should possibly avoid income-based ghettoes? Because the result of all this subsidy has been another land asset bubble in the making, meaning the poor's own money has been used to deny them basic human needs such as housing of a half-decent standard? Because private housing developers here face some of the easiest conditions to make money in the world? Because we have a government which places corporations' bottom line before what other countries see as essential, in the form of rent controls or an expectation of quality standards? Because it would be the decent thing to do?

Take you pick.
Patrick Partick
#6 Posted by Patrick Partick on 11 Feb 2014 at 20:39 PM
Time to put down your copy of Socialist Worker and do something about it ?
wonky
#7 Posted by wonky on 11 Feb 2014 at 21:21 PM
Well said that man- I still find it hard to believe ( in spite of the overwhelming empirical evidence) that we still have right wing ideologues championing the usual market fundamentalism nonsense we've had rammed down out throats for thirty years. Some folks mind's are data resistance.
Jimbob Tanktop
#8 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 13 Feb 2014 at 15:39 PM
Believe me, I am doing something about it. Now get back to your copy of The Telegraph and continue to think everything's hunky dory.
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#9 Posted by ???? on 11 Jun 2014 at 07:20 AM
Hi I am an architecture student and I live in the dorms currently writing an article I'll be grateful if you help me and gave a series of plans and information about accommodation for your send.

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