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August 30 2011

Finnieston student accommodation approved
A proposal to erect additional student housing at Argyle Street, Glasgow, by MacDonald Estates has been approved by planners.

Designed by Yeoman McAllister Architects the scheme is intended to augment the existing residential and retail offer of the thoroughfare whilst bulking up a prominent street junction.

Brick, natural stone and slate will be employed for the contemporary design, with simple detailing and regular openings acknowledging neighbouring listed tenements and the Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church.

Approval follows plans for a number of such developments in the Finnieston area, including a scheme from Strathclyde Homes.

An unpreposessing retail showroom has been levelled to amke way for the plans
An unpreposessing retail showroom has been levelled to amke way for the plans
Finnieston's location on the fringes of the west end make it popular with students
Finnieston's location on the fringes of the west end make it popular with students

4 Comments

wang again
#1 Posted by wang again on 30 Aug 2011 at 12:43 PM
Has anyone at gcc ever wondered what the long term consequences will be of having seasonal residents all over the city?
I understand that its a good way for developers to profit and getting any work in the industry is good in these times, but surely all these student beds will have some impact on the city?
Steve Zissou
#2 Posted by Steve Zissou on 8 Sep 2011 at 14:41 PM
I'm not even sure this scheme has been formally approved, although I have noticed that a Proposal of Application Notice has been lodged to the City Council. Has an application even been submitted??
urbanrealm
#3 Posted by urbanrealm on 8 Sep 2011 at 14:58 PM
Hi Steve - yes, it has. I believe the application reference is 10/02183/DC.
Arthur Brown
#4 Posted by Arthur Brown on 16 Aug 2012 at 13:17 PM
This will surely compliment the nearby student accommodation that already exists on Kelvinhaugh Street and surrounds although I agree that while grouping a large amount of seasonal accommodation in one area may be favoured by the occupiers, it likely won't build a sustainable community?

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