GRAHAM marks topping-out of Glasgow city centre student accommodation

GRAHAM marks topping-out of Glasgow city centre student accommodation

A Glasgow city centre student accommodation development being delivered by GRAHAM for iQ Student Accommodation has topped out at 36 metres.

The 551-apartment development on Bath Street will feature luxury communal amenities including a gym, a gaming arcade, dining spaces and social areas.

The development replaces a vacant 1970s office block which was demolished in 2023 and delivers a contemporary design with glazed frontage, complementing the existing streetscape.

GRAHAM was joined by members of the project team including architect Cooper Cromar, engineering consultant Woolgar Hunter, project manager AtkinsRéalis and cost consultants Cumming Group to celebrate the milestone at an event yesterday. Guests were invited to sign the commemorative board to mark their visit.

GRAHAM marks topping-out of Glasgow city centre student accommodation

GRAHAM has been progressing construction works at pace, completing the cores within eight weeks by January 2024. The development is expected to be completed in summer 2025, before welcoming students in September 2025.

Gary Holmes, regional managing director at GRAHAM Building North, said: “Glasgow has the largest demand and supply imbalance of student accommodation in the UK and the delivery of more than 500 new apartments is critical for the city.

“The project team has designed an innovative scheme that responds to modern-day student requirements while simultaneously breathing new life into an important city centre location. The development reaching full height is a key project milestone that we are proud to celebrate, and we look forward to progressing with the next phase of works.”

Tom McDougall, director at Atkins Realis, said: “AtkinsRéalis is delighted to be part of this project which will have a significant impact on the provision of student accommodation across the city, providing modern day living and onsite amenities.

“Working alongside iQ Student Accommodation, GRAHAM and the wider project team, our project managers are excited to have achieved this major milestone and look forward to progressing the development over the next period.”

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