Construction milestone achieved at Bath Street PBSA

Progress continues for GRAHAM and Hampsey Ltd at the Bath Street development in Glasgow that will deliver 551-student beds in the city.

GRAHAM and Hampsey Ltd have completed the third core at the new PBSA development on Bath Street in Glasgow | PBSA News
GRAHAM and Hampsey Ltd have completed the third core at the new PBSA development on Bath Street in Glasgow.

Construction firm GRAHAM and its frame partner Hampsey Ltd have completed the third core of the purpose-built student accommodation scheme (PBSA) at 225 Bath Street in Glasgow in less than eight weeks.

With each core standing at 36m in Glasgow’s skyline, the project team is celebrating the impressive milestone as practical completion has been targeted for 2025.

The development replaces a vacant 1970’s office block that was demolished last year and will offer a contemporary design with glazed frontage that complements the existing streetscape.

Amenities at the Bath Street PBSA scheme will include a gym, a gaming arcade, dining spaces and social areas set across 16,390 sq ft. The new development sits adjacent to an existing iQ Student Accommodation block – Elgin Place – which includes 323 beds, also delivered by GRAHAM.

The wider project team also includes architects Cooper Cromar, engineering consultant Woolgar Hunter, project manager Atkins Realis and cost consultants Cumming Group.

“We’re really pleased with the significant progress being made at Bath Street since works commenced in July. The critical demand for new student homes across the city is an ongoing conversation and the new offering at 225 Bath Street will help to bridge the gap between supply and demand for students in Glasgow.”

Gary Holmes, Regional Managing Director (MD), GRAHAM Building North

GRAHAM is a privately-owned company that specialises in the delivery of award-winning construction, civil engineering, interior fit-out, facilities management and investment projects.  

With an annual turnover in excess of £1bn (2023, the company operates from a network of 23 regional offices throughout the UK and Ireland and employs over 2,200 staff.  Looking ahead, GRAHAM has a record order book in excess of £2bn and a healthy pipeline of opportunity.