Work Begins on £20m Student Development in Glasgow

Posted by Richard Ward in

Image courtesy of Flickr, Creative Commons

Work has begun on transforming two former Glasgow city nightclubs into a £20 million student accommodation block.

The 12 storey development located at the junction of Bath Street and Pitt Street will consist of 330 rooms as well as large retail space and basement storage.

The site was formerly homed to the A listed Elgin Place Congregational Church, a landmark in the city centre, that was subsequently converted into the Shack and Trash nightclubs. However, the two nightclubs were severely damaged in a fire back in November 2004.

The student development will also come equipped with a laundrette, atrium, WiFi cafe, study room and a performance space. A lounge area will open out onto an external south facing terrace overlooking Bath Street.

According to Gary Holmes, regional director of Graham Construction, the firm responsible for developing the plot, the company will use their expertise to produce a development that will significantly enhance the student experience in Glasgow.