And finally… UK’s first student accommodation to feature a helter-skelter slide opens in Glasgow

Festival Space with slideStudent accommodation provider true has opened its doors to Glasgow’s newest development in the city’s Finnieston area.

This state-of-the-art new development offers students the coolest accommodation available – complete with a Google-inspired helter-skelter slide.

The new accommodation complex hosts 589 beds, made up of true club suites (studios) and bedrooms in shared apartments. All rooms are en suite.

Festival SpaceStudents living here can take advantage of some of the best on-site amenities available. It’s the only student accommodation in the UK to boast a giant slide as well as indoor swings, a dedicated festival space with music caravan, a cinema, a meeting hub, a library, a café, a fully-staffed gym with classes, a multi-sport all-weather pitch, extra bookable dining rooms, and separate accommodation suites for when family or friends visit.

true student ambassador Emily Christianson
true student ambassador Emily Christianson

Marc Carter, managing director at true said: “The students coming in have been very excited about, and happy with, their new accommodation, and of course the slide is a huge talking point!

“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.

“We want our residents to be happy, healthy, and successful, both during and beyond their time with us at true Glasgow West End, so we have put together a programme of events, activities, and entertainment for them which will help them get the most from their studies, social lives, and personal development.”

true Glasgow West Endtrue also plans to start work on a second site at New City Road, Glasgow, early next year, to be ready for students in September 2019.

Designed by KKA Architects and delivered by main contractor Ogilvie Construction, the development in Kelvinhaugh Street was built using an innovative modular construction method, which allowed for a much faster build with better overall sustainability and performance designed into the building. It is the first student accommodation built this way in the UK.

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