THE third core of a massive student accommodation complex under construction in Bath Street, Glasgow, has been completed by GRAHAM and its frame partner, Hampsey Ltd, in fewer than eight weeks.
The project team is celebrating the impressive milestone as they target practical completion in 2025.
The 551-bed development for iQ replaces a vacant 1970’s office block that was demolished last year. It will offer a contemporary design with glazed frontage, complementing the existing streetscape.
Planning permission for the complex was given in February 2022.
Students will benefit from luxury communal amenities including a gym, a gaming arcade, dining spaces and social areas set across 16,390 sq. ft.
The new complex sits adjacent to an existing iQ Student Accommodation block -– Elgin Place -– which includes 323 beds, also delivered by GRAHAM.
Gary Holmes, regional managing director at GRAHAM Building North, said: “We’re really pleased with the significant progress being made at Bath Street since works commenced in July.
“The critical demand for new student homes across the city is an ongoing conversation and the new offering at 225 Bath Street will help to bridge the gap between supply and demand for students in Glasgow.”
The wider project team also includes architects Cooper Cromar, engineering consultant, Woolgar Hunter, project manager, Atkins Realis and cost consultants Cumming Group.