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Work gets underway on £20.2m Glasgow student build

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August 24 2016

Work gets underway on £20.2m Glasgow student build
Delivery of a large £20.2m student housing development in Glasgow has got underway with Graham Construction moving on-site at the 12 storey build.

Introducing 330 studio rooms to the city centre the Church Lukas penned scheme will incorporate ground floor retail and basement bike store and lock-up’s when it completes in summer 2017.

Each single occupancy room will include a bathroom ‘pod’, study desk and bed with larger rooms also including a small kitchenette with five per cent of all rooms custom built for  students who are physically impaired.

Communal spaces will include a wifi café, group study area and performance space with a lounge area spilling over onto a south facing roof terrace serving as the main focal point.

6 Comments

Sven
#1 Posted by Sven on 26 Aug 2016 at 21:30 PM
We hit peak student numbers a few years back and overseas student numbers fell by 5% this year. Together with this being in an odd run-down area and not that close to Glasgow, Strathclyde or G-Cal, I wonder how successful this will be. Architurally it has made no attempt to blend in with surrounding buildings.
Fraser
#2 Posted by Fraser on 27 Aug 2016 at 00:33 AM
It is close to the conservatoire and GSA, though. There is still a huge shortage of student accommodation in Glasgow
Fraser
#3 Posted by Fraser on 27 Aug 2016 at 12:10 PM
@1
There is still a shortage of student accommodation, and I believe that Glasgow Uni is taking an extra 4%ish. It is in close proximity to GSA, which is increasing its intake by a third, and the royal conservatoire.
whaaaat
#4 Posted by whaaaat on 27 Aug 2016 at 16:16 PM
peak numbers and overseas students might be falling but Glasgow has less than 10% dedicated student accommodation provision. and there's a uni campus 2 blocks over you might have heard of - the mac? and 'blend'....sigh.
E=mc2
#5 Posted by E=mc2 on 29 Aug 2016 at 20:34 PM
I only count 7 storeys, the top 6 appear to be practically invisible....so does that make it 13 storeys??? I think we deserve the truth!
Paul Sweeney
#6 Posted by Paul Sweeney on 30 Aug 2016 at 10:26 AM
I just can't get over the fact that the portico of the wonderful Elgin Place Church by John Burnet was needlessly destroyed and has now been superseded by something so utterly unremarkable. http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image/?inum=TGSA05309

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