Student Flats Proposed For Gilbert Street

100 student flats are proposed for the playground of the former Kelvinhaugh Primary School on Gilbert Street, Yorkhill.

We would like your thoughts on this proposed development to ensure we can fully represent your views as a statutory consultee of the planning process.

We recognise our area is under great pressure from the large amount of planning applications for student flats. We believe our area needs homes for families. We would like to encourage developers to provide a better mix of two and three bedroom residential accommodation with the necessary supporting facilities. Please share you thoughts and views with us. It will help our engagement with Glasgow City Council

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100 more student flats headed for Glasgow’s west end Glasgow’s student housing sector remains in rude health with the submission of plans for 100 studio apartments on the site of a former playground at Kelvinhaugh Primary, Gilbert Street, by Ryder.

The resulting brick building will turn the corner to Teviot Street with landscaped amenity space over a no build area over the Kelvinhaugh railway tunnel.

In their design statement the architects noted: “The ground floor plinth acknowledges the adjacent primary building and is defined by a solid brick base. The ground floor at this level responds to the streetscape through enlarged bay openings reflecting the differing window cill heights.

“The main body of the façade is defined by recessed brickwork which have an assymetrical relationship to the windows.”

“The fourth storey is set directly above the cornice datum of the former Kelvinhaugh primary.”

Prepared on behalf of Blocwork the scheme will complement a recent consent for a 607-bedroom project at Kelvinhaugh Street as part of a slow reinstatement of the area’s urban fabric.




One thought on “Student Flats Proposed For Gilbert Street

  1. I live on Gilbert Street and am horrified by this proposal. We need more homes! not ugly and disproportionate container style buildings to squash in more students like battery farmed chickens. Do the council not consider the isolation some of the permanent residents feel that have lived here all of their lives, they now feel pushed out of their own community. The planning department allowing these developments to go ahead should be ashamed. That area would be better used for a community development project.


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