ANOTHER Glasgow City Centre site is being lined up for a major student accommodation development.
Glasgow property company Ambassador Group want to build a complex with 326 student apartments at a vacant site on Osborne Street at Old Wynd.
It would be beside a building featuring a mural of comedian Billy Connolly. Permission was given in2019 for a hotel on the adjacent site although that has not been implemented. The site is across from the King Street car park which is subject to plans for a massive mixed-use development.
A proposal of application notice has been submitted to Glasgow City Council. Ahead of a planning application being lodged, public consultations will start in the New Year with drop-in events on Wednesday 18 January and Wednesday 8 February, from 2pm until 7pm, in the ground floor reception area of Granite House, 31-33 Stockwell Street.
Visitors will be able to view the proposals and meet with the design team. Plans will also be available to view at www.novaosborne.co.uk from Monday 16 January.
Ahsan Afzal, head of development for Nova Living at Ambassador Group, said: “The desperate need for student accommodation in Glasgow has been widely reported and Osborne Street is a well-positioned student location, being a short walking distance from universities, main transport links and the city centre’s vibrant retail and nightlife scene.
“We’re excited to introduce our NOVA student living concept to Glasgow. We are incorporating an innovative design which encourages students to come together, socialise and share ideas.
“Our community and sustainability led approach re-affirms our deep-rooted focus on student experience and wellbeing.”
Plans for two other student accommodation buildings in the city centre — on Sauchiehall Street and Queen Street — were announced recently. Meanwhile, planning permission was granted for a 550-room student accommodation building at 225 Bath Street in the city centre in February this year. A building warrant for demolition of the existing empty office building was approved in May.