Glasgow PBSA could take over empty Glasgow city centre building

Valeo Management Europe submits plans to Glasgow City Council for new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) to addresses a 'shortfall' in student beds in the city.

The Glasgow site which could see 500 PBSA rooms could take over the empty Broomielaw building | PBSA News
The Glasgow site which could see 500 PBSA rooms could take over the empty Broomielaw building.

Glasgow’s lack of student accommodation could be further relieved with a new complex. Plans for a new purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme has been submitted for planning. It would offer 500 rooms in the Broomielaw area of the city.

If approved, the mixed-use development will house hundreds of students as well as ground-floor commercial space built inside an empty city centre building situated on Carrick Street.

Developers Valeo Management Europe will operate the site under the name Valeo, LIV Student.

Valeo are advised by Flow Design Architects, Scott Hobbs Planning and WSP & Midollo as Project & Cost Managers.

A Proposal of Application Notice (PAN) has been submitted to the Council. It kickstarts a 12-week minimum pre-application statutory consultation period.

Locals will get the chance to have their say on the plans, during two consultation events. The first of which will take place on 18 June from 3pm to 7pm at Box Hub on Washington Street.

“We are delighted to bring forward plans for new PBSA in Glasgow city centre.

“The Broomielaw and wider River Clyde Waterfront is undergoing significant transformation, and we hope that our plans will go somewhere to supporting this transition as well as providing much needed student rooms in Glasgow.

“We look forward to engaging with local residents and other interested parties over the coming months as we develop our exciting new plans for Carrick Street.”

David Saunders, Managing Director at Valeo Management Europe

The proposal submitted to Glasgow City Council addresses a ‘shortfall’ in student beds in Glasgow. A recent study claimed that the city has the largest imbalance between supply and demand for PBSA accommodation in the UK.

There are also plans for a PBSA development at a former Glasgow newspaper office. The building that previously served as a base for the Herald/Glasgow Times could be demolished to make way for a major PBSA development. Property developer MRP has shared a first glimpse of its plans to develop 200 Renfield Street. 

MRP wants to replace the existing building with multi-storey blocks complete with collonaded walkways combining retail, commercial and hospitality uses. Additionally, there are plans for an Arts Square for pop-up markets, cinema screenings and events.