Nairn Street


CLIENT: Watkin Jones Group

SECTOR: All, Student Accommodation

STATUS: Complete

The development completes the city block and reinforces the existing form and streetscape of both Nairn and Yorkhill Streets, whilst creating a new urban frontage to Yorkhill Parade. Incorporating 477 beds around 104 cluster flats over five and six storey blocks.  They are stepped to match the topography and pattern of the existing tenement buildings where existing eaves and ridge heights have been maintained.  The proposed top floors have been set back and the elevation is varied to create a light mix of glass and zinc fenestration at roof level.

The existing building lines of Nairn and Yorkhill Streets have been respected and matched.  The proposed elevations have been designed to fit in with the existing pattern, being broken with parapet walls echoing the tenement chimneys.  Features include bathroom pods, secure by design, green roof to social lounge, grey water recycling, solar panel renewables, CHP to be incorporated to meet SBEM, highly insulated structural metal system build to meet very tight construction programme.

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