Modular build student accommodation on track as bookings soar in Glasgow’s West End

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true Student, which is employing a modular building system to erect its 589 bed student accommodation complex in Glasgow’s West End, has said that bookings for its September 2017 intake have exceeded expectations for this stage in the season.

true Glasgow West End is located on Kelvinhaugh Street in Finnieston, Glasgow. It offers club suites for single occupancy and en-suite bedrooms in shared apartments. It is built using the V System from Chinese-headquartered CIMC which can currently be built up to eleven storeys high without needing modification. The architects for the project are KKA Architecture.

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Construction of the new 589 bedroom complex is also on track, with 80 per cent complete, and true Student expects to see bookings rise significantly in the next few months as more university places are confirmed and families start turning their attention to the issue of accommodation.

Using an innovative building system from offsite modular construction specialists CIMC, true Glasgow West End is on schedule, with the final cladding already visible in some areas of the site.

Marc Carter, managing director at true Student said: “The site is coming along well and there are parts that are ready to move into. We’re also happy to say that we are ahead of where we expected to be on our levels of bookings, and that interest is strong.

“The construction process has been very smooth and we believe we’re onto a winning formula with the material and design partners we have selected. For now this will remain our primary and preferred method of building.”