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Watkin Jones begin work on Glasgow student housing

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September 3 2010

Watkin Jones begin work on Glasgow student housing
Watkin Jones's student residential scheme at Thurso Street has begun to rise from the ground in Glasgow’s west end.

The development occupies the site of a former bakery and industrial units on the banks of the river Kelvin and comprises two blocks of varying heights arranged around an internal courtyard, each with an oversailing roofs on the upper levels.

Clad in red and blonde brick in recognition of traditional tenements in the area the £12m development will accommodate 402 students when complete.
Student housing is one of the few sectors of the construction industry to escape the downturn
Student housing is one of the few sectors of the construction industry to escape the downturn

4 Comments

FW
#1 Posted by FW on 3 Sep 2010 at 17:25 PM
MY GOD! What a brutal pair of joyless structures shown from ABC. What on earth has happened to this practice. How can Karen Andreson chair Architecture and Design Scotland and retain any credibility?
John Glenday
#2 Posted by John Glenday on 3 Sep 2010 at 17:30 PM
Apologies - it's Austin Smith Lord... if that makes it any better!
FA
#3 Posted by FA on 3 Sep 2010 at 18:02 PM
Yorkhill HA Headquarters is worse!
Auntie Nairn
#4 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 6 Sep 2010 at 14:06 PM
FW - totally agree, joyless. Obviously from the school that believes modern architecture has to be po-faced and take itself far too seriously.

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