James Dornan MSP received a tour of true Glasgow West End’s futuristic student accommodation development recently, where he learned about the “innovative” construction methods used to built it.
The £45 million development offers a wide range of amenities to students including a festival space, cinema room, meeting hub, all-weather pitch and bookable dining rooms. The 589-bedroom facility, which was designed by KKA Architects and delivered by Ogilvie Construction, is noted for being the UK’s first student accommodation to feature a helter-skelter slide!
James Dornan, MSP for Glasgow Cathcart said, “I’m impressed by the quality of the student accommodation provided at true Glasgow West End, including both the facilities and holistic care the provider offers its guests. It is a welcome addition to the student accommodation landscape in Glasgow, and interesting to learn about the innovative construction methods used to deliver it quickly and sustainably.
“This project has proven positive for Glasgow, from the number of jobs created and £40 million-plus investment into our city, to the ongoing positive effect students have on the local area’s economy. It was heartening to see students coming and going from the complex and to speak to them about their favourite bars, shops, and eateries in the area.”
Iain Cameron, operations manager at true added, “We’re very proud of the unique accommodation and brand experience we offer. Our focus is on student wellbeing and helping guests get the most from their study years, which is why offering onsite pastoral care, a fully staffed gym with classes, and a curated programme of social activities is central to the service we provide.
“More than a student accommodation block, this is a home from home for our guests, so we encourage them to get out and about in the community where we’ve also partnered with a range of local businesses to drive loyalty and footfall through our exclusive true Loyalty Card.”