Former Glasgow tobacco warehouse welcomes first student tenants
July 28 2017conversion and extension of a former tobacco warehouse on Glasgow’s George Street to form student accommodation.
More recently The Turnbull Building had been converted into office accommodation for Strathclyde University but when the further education provider pulled out KR Developments moved in to create 87 studio apartments , one 2-bed apartment, a gym, laundry, cinema and social spaces within the existing fabric.
This work saw the impressive sandstone frontage retained while the spaces behind were reconfigured for the change in use with a double storey profiled metal rooftop extension providing additional floorspace.
The ground floor area is given over to a street facing reception space with large format hardwood screens and doors.
Photography by McAteer
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