Plans Submitted to Develop Former Nightclub into Student Housing

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Plans have been put forward to develop a Glasgow nightclub into a 185-bed student accommodation block.

The site of the former Jumpin' Jaks nightclub would come equipped with roof gardens, study rooms, common areas and a cinema room. At street level the proposals include the development of retail and leisure units located on the thoroughfare into the city, as well as improvements to public areas along Dalhousie Street to ensure a pleasing approach towards Glasgow School of Art.

Sauchiehall Street has been marked as Glasgow's first Business Improvement District, which will result in the area receiving millions of pounds in investment over a 10-year period. The investment is being put towards rejuvenating the street and the Garnethill area. The development team hope to be part of that regeneration with their proposed plans.

The plans call for the destruction of the former nightclub, which is now closed and has come into disrepair. It's hoped that the development of the site into student housing will help to kick-start the wider regeneration of Sauchiehall Street.

The owners of the site have suggested that plans to build student accommodation in the area could indeed lead to improvements being made at the local O2 ABC concert venue.

With student numbers rising, the developers also hope that the proposals would be attractive to a variety of nearby institutions and their students, which in turn should take pressure off the local rental market.