Thurso Street, Glasgow

Managing the ground in Glasgow

Thurso Street, Glasgow: Case Study Summary

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

Thurso Street offers a range of modern and stylish studios and en-suite rooms for students in Glasgow.

The brand new four-block accommodation is situated in Glasgow’s West End.

Sigmat had to respond to difficult site conditions including sloping ground levels and a constricted urban site. This meant meticulous planning had to go into the frame design and its assembly on site.

Despite these challenges, Sigmat was able to deliver an accelerated programme to meet a tight 20-week deadline. The project had an immovable deadline and was completed on time in September 2011 so that students could be admitted at the beginning of the 2011-12 academic year.


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Our established relationship with Sigmat meant we could put an accelerated programme in place and we had every confidence in them to install the frame within the 20 week timeline. The Sigmat team overcame problems with ground levels and were able to deliver a quality solution on time.

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