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Work starts on new student residences for The Glasgow School of Art

A turnkey project comprising the conversion and redevelopment of Blythswood House in Glasgow City Centre into new purpose-built residential accommodation to meet the needs of The Glasgow School of Art has commenced on site.

Designed by Cooper Cromar on behalf of Cityheart Ltd, the building at 200 West Regent Street offers the perfect location for new student residences. Situated within the heart of Glasgow’s vibrant centre, the eight storey building is a short walk from the main campus and offers a good visual connection with the Art School.

The development will provide a total of 218 rooms over six floors, arranged in clusters of six to eight bedrooms, with communal kitchen, dining and sitting areas. In addition, there are self contained apartments at ground floor and roof level for the building’s warden as well as visiting lecturers and tutors. Internal and external amenity space is provided to satisfy planning requirements and offers a variety of space for studios, workshops, exhibition, cinema and gym, as well as external terrace space.

There is also a flexible self contained office space on the lower ground floor with a new entrance being formed with level access from West Regent Street. Internal cycle and refuse stores are located at the rear with direct access to Bath Lane.

The project is due for completion in August 2015, in time for the start of the new term.

For further information about The Glasgow School of Art please contact the Press Office.

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