PLANNING permission is being sought for a small student accommodation development made out of reclaimed shipping containers.
The proposal involves a site on the corner of Petershill Road and Turner Road, near Barnhill railway station in north Glasgow.
There would be four accommodation containers and one reception unit, with washing and drying area, along with private parking and bicycle racks.
A design statement included with the application explains: “Reclaimed shipping containers will be used for the construction of the separate units.
“The compact areas within the container require the use of innovative space-saving furniture.
“Storage units incorporated into the bed and seating and dining units that are stored withing shelving units are some of them design strategies used to maximise the use of the living space.”
The document continues: “The containers will be insulated externally to save space and finished with a combination of reclaimed timber and pre-rusted corten steel panels.
“Green roof and photovoltaic panels are proposed to make the development more sustainable.
“Roof lights for additional natural light are proposed, positioned in such a way to avoid overlooking form the residential block next to the site.
“All accommodations units will be accessed by raised deck area, creating a small courtyard.
“The courtyard will have sheltered area at entrances and will create a space for socialising.”
The proposal is pending consideration by city planners.