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Work on new six-storey student housing to begin next year

The proposed building <i>(Image: Supplied)</i>
The proposed building (Image: Supplied)

A bid to build a six-storey student housing in Glasgow has been approved.

Work will begin next year on the St George's Road development, with plans to welcome students to the residence for the start of the 2026 academic year.

It will comprise a range of high-quality single ensuite bedrooms with shared kitchens and self-sufficient studios, accommodating 262 students in total. There will also be a number of accessible rooms for those with additional needs.

A commercial unit will also be introduced to the currently vacant site, providing a local business opportunity.

Applicant Alumno said the reception will "physically and visually connect one of two landscaped courtyards to the street, while its adjoining retail space will help to breathe life back into the area" and the plan is in line with local architecture.

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Alumno managing director David Campbell said: “We are delighted to have gained planning permission for this important development – our second in the city – which will provide much needed high-quality accommodation for Glasgow students.

“Our overarching intention is to respect the diverse community of Woodlands and St George's Cross, while reconnecting and repairing the missing corner of St George’s Road, reinforcing the character of the area, and re-introducing a commercial space at street level.”