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Finnieston student flats plan breaks cover

November 4 2016

Finnieston student flats plan breaks cover
Young & Gault Architects have dusted off plans to build a student housing development at Sandyford Street, Finnieston, to tap into growing demand for accommodation in close proximity to the University of Glasgow.

Designed to complete an urban block the block will include provision for a pocket park as well as a landscaped courtyard and semi-private amenity area.

Explaining the design the architects said: “The linear block arrangement completes the urban block and addresses the open space to the south of the site.  Although one storey higher than the adjacent building on Sandyford Street we are taking advantage of the slope on the site to keep close to the existing ridge line.

“The elevation aesthetic has been developed using facing brick as the primary material, this provides solidity of appearance and integrates well with the adjacent block.  The Ground Floor external wall comprises curtain walling in both clear and opaque panels.”

Buff brickwork will rise beyond the roof line at the junction of Sandyford Street and Eastvale Place to create a ‘visual stop’ to Kelvinhaugh Road.


#1 Posted by frank on 7 Nov 2016 at 12:15 PM
looks dull and fed up with student housing! this country just goes through trends where theres so much of the one thing then onto something else! people that go to university should go to one near them if not travel so we don't have heaps of this stuff on our doorstep!
#2 Posted by dwh on 7 Nov 2016 at 14:16 PM
I do agree there is a lot of student housing being built in Glasgow however 'people that go to university should go to one near them if not travel..' Thanks for working that one out Frank. I'll make sure and tell those for example from the Islands and the borders who want to study architecture that they can't because they don't stay down the road or within a bus route of a uni that does the course they want to study.
#3 Posted by frank on 7 Nov 2016 at 15:29 PM
find their own accommodation! plenty of available properties out there we don't need more flats that students wreck anyway
#4 Posted by frank on 7 Nov 2016 at 15:32 PM
better home schooling via web these days anyway! save money on travel accommodation and university buildings!
#5 Posted by Susan on 8 Nov 2016 at 10:36 AM
Since when was Sandyford Street in Finnieston?
#6 Posted by Charlie_ on 8 Nov 2016 at 12:36 PM
God forbid Glasgow's endless acres of grim wasteland fill up with young attractive people from around the world who help to fund our universities and spend money in local shops, bars and restaurants. Send them all home!
#7 Posted by Thomas on 22 Nov 2016 at 18:19 PM
Seriously. Get lost with the bloody student accommodation. Absolutely disgusting.

How about some real housing?

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