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£17m Aberdeen student build breaks ground

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June 21 2016

£17m Aberdeen student build breaks ground
Visage Properties and GWP Architecture have commenced delivery of a 173 bed student apartment scheme at Causewayend, Aberdeen, valued at £17m.

Finished in grey/buff brickwork with splayed window reveals and Corten steel cladding the timber frame scheme will wrap around an interior courtyard finished in white render.

In their design statement GWP observed: “The use of white, opaque polycarbonate panels, backlit with varying strength /coloured lighting, offering subtle changes in shadow and brightness, will create interest and a level of intrigue. At higher level, these panels will act as a subtle beacon to the townscape beyond.”

Above the corner of the building, the deep warm tones of ‘Corten’ steelwork panels are set back from the main façade. The rough nature of this unfinished metal work reinforces the industrial nature of the area, combining industry with the home.”

The scheme is being built right next door to Powis Place, a 196 bed student apartment scheme currently under construction and will replace a derelict four storey office building.

1 Comment

Jack Burnett
#1 Posted by Jack Burnett on 1 Jul 2016 at 09:07 AM
The design of these new student schemes on Causewayend seems to be a cut above the average for Aberdeen (proposed Triple Kirks project by HFM being the nadir), but building these student hotels EVERYWHERE is the worst kind of developer led non-planning for the future of the city. This is the kind of issue that the city masterplan should address, rather than unnecessary pedestrianization of the city centre.

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