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Office to student residential conversion gets underway in Glasgow

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February 23 2015

Office to student residential conversion gets underway in Glasgow
Fortis Developments have begun work on their latest city centre student housing conversion after moving on site at an 8 storey office building on Glasgow’s Bath Street to carve out 101 self-contained studio flats.

Following hot on the heels of the firm’s conversion of St Andrews Court and Central House, the project is just one of a glut of such projects now underway to meet a shortage of accommodation for the city’s 62,000 full time students.

Designed by DMS Architecture the scheme will see Robert Owen House fully refurbished for the change of use, including a private gymnasium, laundry, bicycle store and lounge.

Remaining largely unaltered externally interiors will be partitioned to provide ‘standard’, ‘deluxe’ and ‘premium’ accommodation, all of which are being marketed to students and investors.
Upper levels boast expansive city views
Upper levels boast expansive city views

2 Comments

Roddy
#1 Posted by Roddy on 23 Feb 2015 at 22:33 PM
Shame about this. An opportunity to rid the city of (or to re-invent) a banal 70's block has been lost for.. well who knows how long?

There seems to be a race to the bottom on many of the recently proposed schemes not least exemplified by Central House.

Like many of these type of buildings , the concrete frame is sound and is therefore viable for re-use. Depressing that we will have to live with them a while longer. Depressing too that the developer has shown such little ambition.
Billy
#2 Posted by Billy on 5 Apr 2015 at 08:47 AM
We have lost so many beautiful buildings and we are stuck with a load of hideous buildings. If I were a student I would not want to live in that monstrosity . Stop wasting time, demolish this and build a more welcoming student abode.

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