Kelvin Grove


High quality student living in the heart of Glasgow city centre.

Development of student accommodation for 33 residential units with a range of flat sizes from 6-bed to studio apartments, creating a total of 117 bed spaces.

The site is located in the heart of Glasgow city centre, in close proximity to Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery/ Kelvinhall international Sports Arena and Kelvingrove Park.

At a Glance

Location Argyle Street/Old Dumbarton Road, Glasgow
Client Seaforth Properties
Contract Value £4.5m
Site Area 980 sqm
Status Completed 2013


Urban Response

The site was a petrol filling station previously occupied by St Enoch's United Free Church on the corner of Argyle Street and Old Dumbarton Road.

The redevelopment enabled the completion of the urban grain and provide a positive termination to views along Argyle Street. Existing cornice lines and shop frontage heights are reflected in the built scale and massing which consolidates the traditional context and provides a high quality and sustainable infill.

The accommodation benefits from an active street frontage comprising a communal reception and laundry and a large retail/commercial space occupied by Tesco express.