Works are now underway at iQ Student Accommodation’s purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) development on Bath Street in Glasgow, Scotland. Members of the project team joined the official groundbreaking ceremony held on 6 July 2023.
Located at 225 Bath Street, the PBSA development will replace a vacant 1970’s office block which has now been demolished. Piling operations have started and will be followed by two months of groundworks. Two tower cranes will be erected on site in September, with the core construction anticipated to take two months and the concrete frame to follow.
Designed by Glasgow-based architects Cooper Cromar, the new scheme will be delivered by contractor GRAHAM. The scheme will create 551 bedrooms across 12 storeys. iQ Student Accommodation will offer a variety of tenures, allowing students to choose the block they live in. Amenities at the Bath Street scheme will include a gym, a gaming arcade, dining spaces and social areas set across 16,390 sq ft.
With a glazed frontage, the new design of the scheme will complement the wider streetscape. The development also sits adjacent to an existing iQ Student Accommodation scheme – Elgin Place – which includes 323 beds, also being delivered by GRAHAM.
“We are excited to continue our excellent relationship with the iQ Student Accommodation team through the delivery of further much-needed student residences within Glasgow city centre. This is a particularly important project with demand continuing to outstrip supply.
“Now that GRAHAM is on site, our team look forward to bringing the development out of the ground and creating high-quality accommodation and amenities for students in Glasgow. We are keen to support wider regeneration efforts in the city, helping to retain its reputation as an attractive destination for both local and international students.” Building NorthGary Holmes, Regional Managing Director, GRAHAM
The wider project team includes planning consultant Ryden, engineering consultant Woolgar Hunter, Atelier Ten who will manage the mechanical and electrical engineering, Project Manager Faithful & Gould, and multidisciplinary design consultancy Hydrock.