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Construction underway at £35m Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student build

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July 11 2018

Construction underway at £35m Royal Conservatoire of Scotland student build

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland is pushing ahead with a 301-bed student accommodation build in Cowcaddens, Glasgow, after developer Soller Group struck a finance deal with Beaufort Capital Management to unlock the £35.5m project.

Construction is already underway on a mixture of en-suite shared flats and studio apartments the build will provide a sanctuary for young musicians, singers, actors and performers studying at the nearby institution, which is leasing around half of the bed spaces directly.

Located on Dunblane Street the Mosaic Architecture + Design prepared accommodation sits squarely between both RCS campus locations at Renfrew Street and Speirs Locks.

Professor Jeffrey Sharkey, principal of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, said: “This new development will allow our students to thrive and develop as artists and as citizens of the world. It’s of immeasurable benefit that our students have the right facilities to practice their art in their own environment to help them get the most from their studies, social lives and student experience.”

Completion is timetabled for August 2019.

5 Comments

Stephen R
#1 Posted by Stephen R on 11 Jul 2018 at 12:44 PM
'what a munter!' although I suppose any building in this part of town is an improvement on more car show rooms or industrial units.
Sohail Jafar
#2 Posted by Sohail Jafar on 11 Jul 2018 at 13:38 PM
Build it higher. Glasgow needs a lovely skyline. Nonetheless, it’s a very good improvement.
Charlie_
#3 Posted by Charlie_ on 11 Jul 2018 at 15:49 PM
Maybe the execrable recent output of the student (and hotel) sectors in Glasgow has just beaten down my standards but my first reaction to this is that it's excellent! Simple, sandstone finish, corner windows. Nice.
Neil C
#4 Posted by Neil C on 12 Jul 2018 at 16:04 PM
Compares very favourably with the Cowcaddens Khrushchevkas in the background...
Ollieman
#5 Posted by Ollieman on 16 Jul 2018 at 12:47 PM
How can anyone think this is excellent? I think you're getting carried away Charlie!
This is a standard commercial development with little true Architectural merrit but that's only my opinion.

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