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20 September 2018

New £19m student accommodation in Glasgow set for launch

New £19m student accommodation in Glasgow set for launch

New student accommodation is set to open its doors in Glasgow after Robertson completed construction work.

Built on behalf of developer Vastint Hospitality, the building will offer 458 new-build student residences. Set to be operated by Homes for Students, the accommodation – which will be known as Havannah House – has already let a significant number of rooms.

Robertson commenced work on the £19m design and build project in October 2016, with the building delivered on schedule ahead of the new term beginning.

David Cairns, managing director, Robertson Central East, said: "We are delighted to deliver new high-quality accommodation that will benefit students based in Glasgow.

"This is Vastint Hospitality's first student accommodation development in Europe and we have worked collaboratively through the design and construction stages to create a building and environment which will enhance student living. I have no doubt that the first students who move in will be hugely impressed by the facilities, which have been designed to the highest of standards."

The S-shaped building is set over six storeys and will feature a mix of standard, cluster and accessible rooms. Standard studios have integrated kitchen facilities, while cluster and accessible studios share one of the four communal kitchens on each floor.

The building encloses a private courtyard to the south together with a semi-public courtyard to the north. It has been designed to achieve Gold Standard under the LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification scheme.

Martin Corbett, managing director, Homes for Students, said: "It has been a pleasure to work with such an intelligent client in Vastint Hospitality and with such an experienced contractor as Robertson who have completed this scheme on time and to such good quality. The testament to this is that students have voted with their feet by choosing Havannah House over other student accommodation in the city."

Robertson Central East is close to completing work on the adjacent Moxy Hotel, which is also being developed by Vastint Hospitality.