Student Flats Proposed For Gilbert Street

January 2017

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. At this time no formal application has been proposed. We are aware of this application due to the press release and will provide an update once/if an application is made.

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.

Comments must be received by 15th February 2017

Further details and drawings can be obtained from the online planning portal by following the link beneath and inserting ref 17/00025/DC

Online Planning Portal

Update 5th June 2018

Planning permission has been granted subject to a section 75 agreement.

Planning Decision Gilbert Street Student Flats

Update 8th March 2017

Planning permission is pending with no decision taken. We will keep you updated.

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