Collegelands, Glasgow

Over 16,000m² installed in just 20 weeks

Collegelands, Glasgow: Case Study Summary

Client Location Sector Main Contractor
Watkin Jones Group Glasgow Student Accommodation Watkin Jones Group

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.

Sigmat designed and installed an 8-storey light gauge frame for the student accommodation block at the heart of the scheme. The installation took just 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.


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We found that Sigmat 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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