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St Mungo's, Student Accommodation

Glasgow

Conveniently located next to both Strathclyde University and the City of Glasgow College, this 350 bedroom student accommodation is formed of a ‘T’ shaped block which is connected by a single storey loggia. The loggia provides access to extensive amenity spaces which open up onto two private courtyard spaces.

A simple palette of brick and pre-cast concrete panels create a campus aesthetic which is in keeping with the surrounding educational context. Situated on a tapering plot of land the building responds to three different urban conditions on two street (St. James Road and St. Mungo Avenue). Internally the bedroom accommodation is split between the two wings with one wing housing self-contained ‘studio’ rooms and the other more communal ‘cluster’ rooms which share a living and kitchen space.