Work starts on £33m student development in Glasgow

Urbanite Living's Clyde Court development

Urbanite Living has started construction to deliver a £33m student accommodation development in Glasgow city centre.  

Robertson Construction Central Scotland has been appointed main contractor to deliver Clyde Court, which is located in Jocelyn Square - close to the River Clyde and adjacent to Glasgow Green.

The new development will provide 169 studio bedrooms to serve the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde, where there is a shortage of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). 

Urbanite and Robertson have already carried out a four-month site remediation programme with enabling works to prepare the site for development. 

Specialist operator CRM Students will manage and operate the building.

Designed by NW Architects, Clyde Court will offer six storeys of en suite student accommodation. 

Adam Sadler, project director at Urbanite, said: “This project will help to regenerate an important strategic plot in the city of Glasgow, whilst delivering much needed new residential accommodation.  

“Glasgow is one of the UK’s top university destinations with education space as well as student applications continuing to increase at a rapid pace. 

“It is also one of the top two cities with the lowest privately-owned purpose-built student accommodation for the 2023/24 academic year. 

“With the number of people studying in Glasgow set to rise to 1.75 million, there is currently nearly four students for every student bed in the city.

“Clyde Court will at least go some way to help alleviate that with uncompromising living spaces that is both sustainable and adaptable for the future whilst also supporting health and well-being of its occupants.”

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