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Project Overview

Client Greystar Europe Holdings Limited

Project Value £22 million

Key Contact Craig Bridges – Regional Development Director

Expertise Building

Sector Education

Timeline August 2015 to August 2017

Location Scotland

Elgin Place (Bath Street) Student Accommodation

Reimagining student living at Elgin Place

Project summary

Built on the site of the former A-Listed Elgin Place Congregational Church, this iconic Glasgow landmark has been reimagined as an ultra-modern sanctuary for student living as opposed to a place of worship. Known as iQ Elgin Place, our design and build project, which took 88-weeks to complete, features 323 units of single occupancy studio rooms in a variety of configurations within 14-storeys, offering unparalleled student accommodation to Glasgow’s thriving undergraduate community.

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The solution

Opening its doors to students in September 2017, this £22 million Glasgow city centre design and build project features 323 self-contained studio rooms (18m2 – 20m2) and cluster flat rooms (14m2). Handed over on time and on budget, Elgin Place is characterised by a ‘glass box’ structure for the upper floors, which provides a contemporary new addition to Glasgow’s skyline.

The modern 14-storey building, featuring a large student amenity space, which is focussed around a central atrium, also includes a rooftop bar and chill-out areas, a fully equipped gym, gaming room and a creative studio.

Designed to enhance the student experience, it is also equipped with a film and presentation auditorium, private dining rooms, study areas and iPad bouncepads. Promoting innovation in project completion, we produced a hybrid concrete construction by integrating precast concrete, and in-situ concrete, which served to reduce the programme length while creating a high-quality finish.

"I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit one of GRAHAM’s projects in Glasgow today and hear about the positive work experiences of the young trainees"

Jamie Hepburn Minister for Employability and Training

"As a new development, we have had the opportunity to consider every detail of Elgin Place and ensure it is the perfect student home"

iQ Student Accommodation