Balfour Beatty completes £32m Glasgow student accommodation complex

Social space and games area within the Foundry Courtyard complex
Social space and games area within the Foundry Courtyard complex

The £32 million Foundry Courtyard student accommodation complex in Glasgow is now complete and ready to receive the first students.

Balfour Beatty’s construction team has delivered the residences to a high standard of finish within a challenging twenty-one month construction programme.

The accommodation, which provides 536 en-suite bedrooms, comprising of a mixture of 70 cluster flats and 149 studios, is situated on Kennedy Street.

The development also features a gymnasium, cinema room, study pods and a generous social space with games area, together with a secure private courtyard, basketball court and an external gym trail.

Ian Woosey, investment director for the student accommodation sector, Balfour Beatty Investments, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming the new students to their new accommodation for the start of the academic year. The feedback we have had from the students who are viewing and booking into the new facilities is that they love the stylish communal areas and are looking forward to enjoying the generous outdoor space between the buildings. The accommodation truly offers a variety of amenities to enable students to enjoy every moment of their education.”

The complex will be managed by accommodation provider Fresh Student Living and will welcome students for the coming academic year, with the first students arriving in August.

Jane Crouch, managing director of Fresh Student Living, added: “We are delighted to be managing Foundry Courtyard on behalf of Balfour Beatty, offering an excellent range of en-suite accommodation from shared flats to penthouse studios with great views. Along with the amazing interior designs we will be adding the personal touches with our friendly and knowledgeable staff to make every student feel at home from the minute we open our doors this August.”

Foundry Courtyard is Balfour Beatty’s first project for the direct let market as a developer of student accommodation. The firm’s developer role included site purchase, planning, design, construction and operation of the scheme. All funding and finance for the scheme has been provided by Balfour Beatty.

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