Cowcaddens earmarked for 286 student flats 26th August 2016

Cowcaddens earmarked for 286 student flats

Mosaic Architecture & Design have filed revised plans to build a 286 bed student housing development at Dunblane Street, Glasgow, extending a gold rush to provide purpose built accommodation in the city.

Conceived as a rectangular urban block alongside the B-listed Piping Centre and A-listed Scottish Ambulance building the brick clad structure will offer accommodation for the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland around two landscaped courtyards offering amenity space for residents.

In their design statement the practice noted: “The ground floor forms the primary access level with the primary entrance off Mcphater Street. This level also supports a large percentage of the student amenity space which is focused around the entrance onto the public square. The amenity space also breaks out into the upper courtyard to ensure this external space is used as part if the everyday life of the building.”

Accommodation will range from a number of exclusive ‘garden studio’s’ on the lower ground floor overlooking the courtyard to five bedroom cluster flats with massing stepping back from the fourth floor to introduce a number of roof terraces.