Hypostyle Architects Glasgow Edinburgh

Student Residences, University of West of Scotland.

Hypostyle Architects were appointed in February 2010 to undertake the refurbishment of two Halls of Residence at the UWS Paisley. Both are within tenemental blocks that were converted to student flats. There are 46 one and two bedroom flats at Lady Lane, a Grade B-Listed building, that was converted in 1985 and 47 similar sized flats in George Street, which was converted in 1995.

Quick and successful Brief Development with the client was informed by the findings of the initial measured and dilapidation surveys.  Hypostyle were quickly able to recognise the opportunities available to realise facilities in-keeping with high impact patterns of student studies and social life.

Internally all flats are being completely refurbished, including new kitchens and bathrooms, with baths being replaced with showers.  In the George Street block the existing small galley kitchens are being opened up into the adjacent rooms to create open plan kitchen/living spaces, a feature this block currently lacks.

Extensive stonework repairs are also to be carried out together with window replacement to the Lady Lane block. The project will be going to traditional tender soon with the on site work due to be undertaken May-August 2010.

We were able to utilise extensive residential and residence experience to maximise efficiencies of spatial planning and accommodation layouts.  Hypostyle’s experience realising residential refurbishment projects throughout Central Scotland has also provided valuable experience dealing with the traditional challenges presented refurbishing an old stone buildings.  

It is proposed that once refurbished the flats will be let to post graduate students.

Project Value
£3.9 Million

Client Contact
Sandy Jamieson, Capital Works Project Manager