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Students move into Partick’s West Village

December 2 2015

Students move into Partick’s West Village
Partick’s latest student housing development has opened its doors to tenants following completion of work on the Falconer Chester Hall designed build.

Built by Downing Students West Village has 701 apartments including en-suite shared and studio accommodation the block overlooks the River Kelvin on Beith Street and incorporates extensive areas of public realm including a new riverfront walkway.

Faced predominantly in brick the £60m project sports a feature drum corner elevation clad in natural stone with facilities including a laundry, games room and communal lounge.

Geo Light sticks illuminate the waterfront by night with planted lime trees helping to screen the development.
The walkway will eventually connect up with Glasgow Harbour
The walkway will eventually connect up with Glasgow Harbour
Two distinct buildings emclose a private courtyard
Two distinct buildings emclose a private courtyard


LS Lowry
#1 Posted by LS Lowry on 2 Dec 2015 at 08:18 AM
That's neither housing, or a village. It's a factory. This propensity for spin is tedious.
#2 Posted by Toshio on 2 Dec 2015 at 08:39 AM
Not that bad, but then again, not that good.
The riverfront walkway is a fantastic development. As omeone who loves to take long walks around the west end, I'll definitely be exploring that.
Unfortunately, the buildings are more of a housing scheme than a village. The top two floors looks a bit cheap and nasty as well, I take it that is just to save some money.
I'd also be worried about the general quality of the buildings. When I stayed at Murano street, you could hear someone fart three floors down, and in a block full of student you can imagine that was a real problem.
#3 Posted by Chris on 2 Dec 2015 at 19:49 PM
More could have been done given the riverfront location.
#4 Posted by Dolly on 3 Dec 2015 at 14:24 PM
How many ugly 'factories' & what total student rooms, have been built outside city centre in last couple of years? In WE = Finnieston? Partick Chester Hall = 701. Tramworks? Kelvin Court? Gibson St.? Thurso Street? Clifton and Stewart House? Coming soon; North Woodside Rd: + 400 of them...
#5 Posted by Billy on 4 Dec 2015 at 08:28 AM
Not attractive in any way. Prime location . Lack of imagination.
Sir Ano
#6 Posted by Sir Ano on 4 Dec 2015 at 12:33 PM
I've seen worse
#7 Posted by Worried on 4 Dec 2015 at 23:20 PM
Original masterplan as approved by GCC. Makes you think what's going on at GCC. FIFA anyone!!

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