Urbanite starts construction of £33M purpose built student development in Glasgow

A cgi of the development

URBANITE Living has commenced construction on site to deliver a £33 million student accommodation development at Jocelyn Square in Glasgow city centre.  

The much-anticipated new development will provide 169 studio bedrooms with best-in-class facilities to serve the University of Glasgow and University of Strathclyde, where there is a chronic shortage of purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA). 

Robertson Construction Central Scotland is appointed main contractor to deliver ‘Clyde Court’ which is centrally located, close to the River Clyde and adjacent to Glasgow Green, supporting sustainable living through excellent accessibility and amenity. 

Urbanite & Robertsons have already carried out a four-month site remediation programme with enabling works to prepare the site for development. Specialist operator CRM Students will manage & operate the building.

Designed by NW Architects, Clyde Court is to offer six storeys of en-suite student accommodation with high quality bedroom furniture and kitchen facilities.  A significant allocation of amenity space includes two private dinning “MasterChef kitchens”, two social study rooms, a cinema, gym, and breakout spaces with pool tables and cycle store. 

Adam Sadler, Project Director at Urbanite, said, 

“We are delighted to be able to start construction for this development. This project will help to regenerate an important strategic plot in the city of Glasgow, whilst delivering much needed new residential accommodation.  

“Glasgow is one of the UK’s top university destinations with education space as well as student applications continuing to increase at a rapid pace. It is also one of the top two cities with the lowest privately-owned purpose-built student accommodation for the 2023/24 academic year. With the number of people studying in Glasgow set to rise to 1.75 million, there is currently nearly four students for every student bed in the city.

“Clyde Court will at least go some way to help alleviate that with uncompromising living spaces that is both sustainable and adaptable for the future whilst also supporting health and wellbeing of its occupants.”

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