Work starts at £18.2 million Stirling student complex

OGILVIE Construction has announced that work is underway at the £18.2 million Forthside student accommodation project in Stirling.

The firm has been tasked with creating the building for Maven Capital Partners. The 207-bed structure will feature communal facilities including a cinema, gym, games room, laundry, as well as several private and group study rooms.

Donald MacDonald, managing director of Ogilvie Construction said, “We are proud to have been chosen to deliver bespoke student accommodation building that will offer much needed high quality living for Stirling students. Our team has extensive experience and expertise in this sector and has successfully completed a number of similar projects around the country.”

Paul Johnston, investment director at Maven added, “Stirling has one of the most acute shortages of student accommodation in the UK, with no private PBSA (purpose built student accommodation) market to support the continued growth of the university. Maven is excited to be working on this landmark development which will help ease pressure on local housing stock and assist the University of Stirling to continue to attract the highest calibre students and postgraduates to the city. We are also very pleased to be once again working with Stirling-based Ogilvie Construction and their supply chain to the benefit of the local economy.”