High-rise student housing to tower over Cathedral Street

Designed by Urban office Architects the plans call for demolition of an existing furniture showroom and warehouse with upgraded public realm including stone and granite paving. Clad in polished concrete panels, aluminium and glazing the scheme would meet the street junction with a prominent advertising hoarding. | Send to friend

December 8 2014

Forrest Furnishing has submitted plans for a 19 floor development of 376 student bedrooms on the corner of Cathedral Street and North Hanover Street, directly opposite a proposed MS store as part of the Buchanan Galleries expansion. The plans supplant an earlier consent for planning in principle for a hotel and ground floor commercial space for the corner plot, which the developer opted not to pursue due to market conditions. No parking provision would be provided but a dedicated drop-off area would be introduced off North Frederick Street with an additional 190 cycle spaces offered.

Updated: 10.12.2014 — 06:26