Milestone reached at £19m student accommodation site

Gerbin de Wit (Vastint Hospitality) and David Cairns (Robertson)

A crucial milestone has been reached in the £19 million student accommodation project in Glasgow’s Collegelands, with the steel structure now in place.

Once complete, the building will be home to 458 new build student residences. The S-shaped structure will be set over six storeys and feature a private courtyard to the south and a semi-public courtyard to the north. The accommodation will include a mix of standard, cluster and accessible rooms.

Robertson is constructing the development on behalf of developer Vastint Hospitality. Work is expected to complete in the summer of next year.

David Cairns, managing director, Robertson Central, said, “This is Vastint Hospitality’s first student accommodation project in Europe and it is our job to ensure that their vision is realised.

“Our team has been on-site for around six months and the progress to date has been significant, with the erection of the steel structure a sign of how far we’ve come.

“We look forward to completing the project and seeing the first students move in at the start of the 2018/19 academic year.”