Growing Glasgow: Plans Approved for Over 900-Bed Student Accommodation at Central Quay

In a significant development, Glasgow City Council has granted approval for a student accommodation project near the River Clyde. Summix Capital’s proposal to redevelop land at Central Quay received the green light, allowing for the construction of more than 400 homes and a 934-bed student accommodation complex. Let’s delve into the details.


The Central Quay development, situated along Anderston Quay, Warroch Street, Whitehall Street, and Hydepark Street, will transform the riverside area. The project includes four blocks, offering a mix of residential flats and student beds. Here’s what you need to know:

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Student Accommodation and Residential Flats

  1. Student Beds: The development will provide 934 student beds, addressing the acute student housing crisis in Glasgow. With the city’s growing student population, this accommodation will play a crucial role in meeting demand.
  2. Residential Flats: Alongside student beds, the project includes 409 residential flats. This mix of student accommodation and residential living contributes to the city’s vibrant urban environment.

Community Concerns and Developer’s Response

  1. Community Impact: Anderston Community Council expressed concerns about potential strain on local services due to the influx of new residents. Worries include stretched healthcare facilities and potential high rents.
  2. Developer’s Outreach: Summix Capital reached out to the NHS, dentists, and pharmacists to address these concerns. While dialogue with the NHS was not successful, the developer remains committed to community engagement.

Future Vision for Glasgow

The Central Quay development aligns with Glasgow’s future vision for growth. Its proximity to the Clyde, connectivity, and transport links make it an attractive addition to the city’s landscape.

By Ishan Crawford

Prior to the position, Ishan was senior vice president, strategy & development for Cumbernauld-media Company since April 2013. He joined the Company in 2004 and has served in several corporate developments, business development and strategic planning roles for three chief executives. During that time, he helped transform the Company from a traditional U.S. media conglomerate into a global digital subscription service, unified by the journalism and brand of Cumbernauld-media.

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