Tenants slide into Glasgow’s newest student housing development
September 15 2017£45m complex of housing 589 en-suite bedrooms in Finnieston, Glasgow.
The Kelvinhaugh Street build distinguishes itself from rival developments by way of a helter-skelter slide inspired by Google’s offices, offering a quick exit for those running late for lessons.
Other on-site amenities include swings, a sound proofed music caravan, cinema, library, café, gym and outdoor sports pitch, providing all the facilities a student could want bar a pub – frowned upon by university authorities.
Marc Carter, managing director at true remarked: “Studying at university is such an important time in life and we are committed to supporting our residents in getting the very best from the experience, starting with first-class accommodation, but more importantly extending to the inclusive, family-like community we are creating here.”
Delivered by KKA Architects and Ogilvie Construction, based on initial designs prepared by ICA, the modular build was shipped in from China as part of a prefabrication push to trim build times and improve performance.
True plans to begin work on a second site at New City Road, Cowcaddens, early next year in readiness for the start of term in September 2019. Also delivered by KKA it builds on an approved Elder & Cannon scheme by adding an additional floor.
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