Collegelands, Glasgow

Student Accommodation

Collegelands, Glasgow

Collegelands is one of Scotland’s largest and most ambitious regeneration projects. It is part of a masterplan to re-develop a former railway yard on the eastern edge of Glasgow city centre.

P.A.W. designed and installed an 8-storey light gauge frame for the student accommodation block at the heart of the scheme. The installation took 20 weeks.

The new building will house 640 students within a mixed use development that will also create over 100,000 square feet of new office space, a 200- bed Ramada Hotel, a multi-storey car park and various retail units.

We found that P.A.W. Structures had all the experience we were looking for. Their expertise in frame design, manufacture and installation resulted in a 20-week programme for frame installation. This gave our project a good head start and created a positive momentum which we aim to maintain until the completion of Phase 1 in Autumn 2011.

Andy McDonough, Deputy Managing Director (Student Accommodation) and Commercial Director, Watkin Jones Group.

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Project details


Watkin Jones Group

P.A.W. Contract Value

£3.7 million

Frame Details

  • 16,080m² total floor area
  • 8-storey frame
  • Believed to be P.A.W.’s largest (floor area) light gauge steel frame project completed to date

Programme Duration

Frames erected in 20 weeks

Main Contractor

Watkin Jones Group


Manson Architects


Will Rudd Davidson


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Collegelands, Glasgow

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