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Royal Conservatoire of Scotland gains consent for student development plans

Plans to build new city centre accommodation for music and drama students in Glasgow have been approved.

The 286-bed development, a mix of studio apartments and five bedroom cluster flats to be built next to the National Piping Centre in Cowcaddens, was given the go-ahead this week by the City Council’s planning committee. 

It will have practice rooms for budding musicians, dedicated study areas and common areas for socialising, as well as disabled access rooms. Bedrooms will be a generous size, allowing space for instrument storage, and students will enjoy a private landscaped courtyard and roof terraces. 

RCS is partnering with developer Soller One on the project and the architect is Glasgow-based Mosaic Architecture. 

As well as being adjacent to the Royal Conservatoire, the site is also minutes’ walk away from transport links at Cowcaddens Subway and Queen Street railway stations. 

With three listed buildings in close proximity - the A-listed Scottish Ambulance Service building, the A-listed Orient residential building and the B-listed National Piping Centre, design and materials are in sympathy with these buildings.

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