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DEVELOPER Looks To Progress Student Accommodation Block Next To High Court

A STUDENT accommodation development on a gap site beside the High Court in Glasgow is set to go ahead.

Planning permission was given three years ago for a facility containing 169 bedrooms at Jocelyn Square, Bridgegate, St Margaret’s Place and Mart Street.

The previous owner of the site went into administration but a new developer is now aiming to progress the project and has applied to Glasgow City Council for permission to make some alterations to the original plan.

A statement submitted to the council explains: “The site has now been purchased by Urbanite (Glasgow) Ltd who are seeking to develop it for its permitted use subject to changes in line with their own standards of development.”

Urbanite want to include a roof garden with a glazed barrier around it and also want to reduce the number of disabled parking spaces from three to two, increase cycling parking and provide electric vehicle charging facilities.

The approved development is for a mix of studio apartments of varying sizes each with private kitchenettes, en-suite bathrooms and amenity space.

There will also be landscaping including tree planting, street furniture and public realm improvements.

At the time of the original planning permission being given in March 2017, council officials stated:”The principle of development on this site is welcomed, helping to repair the urban fabric and bring more activity to the street.

“There is also the opportunity to positively improve the setting of the neighbouring listed buildings. It is considered that the proposal in terms of scale, massing and materials can be supported in its present form.”