MILESTONE MARKED AT SCOTWAY HOUSE

Structured House Group, GRAHAM, NIXON & BOHO attend ‘topping out’ on historic site.

The team behind the latest development along the historic Clydeside at Scotway House marked a significant milestone as they reached the top of the build.

Structured House Group, together with Graham, were pictured on the top of the 14-storey build during a topping out ceremony.

The £40million GDV project is a significant investment for the city and has brought more than 300 jobs and employed a number of local companies.

This is the first in a series of projects planned by Glasgow-based Structured House Group (SHG), as part of a £500m joint venture deal with a US company signed earlier this year.

The project team is joined by Director of NIXON and Structured House’s Chief Operating Officer, Richard McFadzean. Nixon Consultants is leading as employers’ agents, project managers and principal designers. 

Scotway House is located on the historic site of the former Meadowside Shipyard Office – which recorded the build of more than 30 anchor line ships in its day – and will house 399 students when it opens in September 2019.

Christine Young and Gillian Sloan of BOHO, the Glasgow-based property-management company set up by Structured House to run and manage its hotels, residential accommodation and student apartments, also attended to see the progress of its new student built.

Craig Inglis, CEO of sag, said: “We have reached a significant milestone on the build and we are proud our new accommodation will be a landmark along the Clyde.

Investment in Glasgow is one our key ambitions and to continue the transformation of this great city as a place people want to live, work, visit and invest. Our aspirations for the city are to build excellent developments, provide jobs, boost the local economy, and to see a sizeable amount of investment that supports the ambitions of this city. That is why we are excited to see the transformation of Scotway House that continues to grow week-by-week.”

CITY LIVING SET FOR HYDEPARK STREET

As the move to bring back city-centre living continues to grow, we have launched new proposals for residential accommodation in Hydepark Street, Glasgow. 

People Make Glasgow is the strapline and, with a rise in numbers living in the city in the last few years, more and more people are choosing to move back to our cities; choosing city-centre living to live, work and play.

Our proposed residential accommodation at Hydepark will attract and retain the next generation of city dwellers.

Located in a city with three universities, the University of Glasgow, Strathclyde University and Glasgow Caledonian University, we know there is a wealth of talent looking to stay and work in the city.

And with the rise in demand, so is the need for more living spaces.

Our proposals are to transform commercial office space into residential accommodation for the rental market. A new generation of city dwellers choosing to co-work and co-live.

This is not a new concept in many cities but one that Glasgow is yet to fully embrace. We all know it’s better and more economical to co-share driving and working, so why not living? Co-living is what we’ve all done our whole lives since we were born, so why not now. Our residences will have co-facilities to cut down on bills and allow you to do the best part, living.

Located next to the city’s Financial District, the River Clyde and the vibrant music scene at the SSE Hydro, the area is undergoing a revival and now is an excellent opportunity for city-centre living in our Hydepark location.

 

Tearing down the walls

When people talk about co-living and co-working what do they mean? It’s described as a  relatively new phenomenon but when you think about it, people have been co-living their whole lives.

When you are born you co-live with your parents, when you go to university, you co-live with your flatmates, and when you meet someone, again, you’re co-living. It’s something we all do but don’t think about.

 

 

The concept of sharing is not new as people have always shared facilities such as gardens and amenities in residential developments – but what is new is the drive to create better communities for people, socially and economically.

Rapid urbanisation, ageing populations and non-nuclear families means that there is no one size fits all approach anymore. We are all living in different ways with many choosing to move back into cities for jobs, convenience and city living.

Whether you are old or young, the idea of having all the luxuries like a gym, cinema, restaurant, library and bar under the same roof, included in the price of your rent, is a dream for many.

By turning convention on its head and believing it can be done differently, we are creating new spaces to do just this.

We have a transient population choosing to move between cities for work, life and the experience; those who really do value the journey over the destination.

We also know we have an isolation problem with others wanting a community feel rather than being alone. So because we know this, we have taken great care to design with people in mind and to create communities through our fabulous and flamboyant brand, BOHO.

Let us be a part of your story.

Housing our changemakers

Scotway House will be home to future leaders, doctors, nurses, engineers, scientists, builders; jobs that probably don’t even exist today.  

Our flagship accommodation is build on the historic Clydeside. 

Located on the historic Clydeside before the build.

A wee bit of history 

Scotway House was the former office of Meadowside Shipyard and it is recorded that more than 30 anchor line ships were built here between 1876 and 1911.

Present Day 

Fast forward to 2018 and now new student accommodation and two new restaurants are coming out of the ground.

Graham, one of the industry leaders, is managing the construction and Glasgow-based Nixon Consultants has been appointed as employers agents, project managers and principal designers.

Not only that, we are determined to make our mark on the city and have established our own team of Glaswegians to run our accommodation to look after our students, mapping out a new history for Scotway House. Meet BOHO

Students are the life and soul of our great city and we will be delighted to home them in our high tech landmark site at Scotway. Follow our progress as we plot the journey of our new residences.

Gateway to Merchant City

We have submitted plans for residential accommodation at the gateway to Merchant City.

Revisiting a key regeneration opportunity, we are proposing residential living aimed at attracting people to live in the city centre, in line with Glasgow City Council strategy and policies.

Merchant Residential, at the corner of the High Street and George Street, will include a mix of office and retail space for start-ups and businesses as well as private-rental apartments.

The proposals have the potential to create more than 500 jobs and bring an investment of £40million to the local area.

To date, we have launched a proposal of Application Notice ahead of the formal pre-application process.

Our ambitions continue to be to turn a dilapidated site into an attractive mix of residential accommodation for residents choosing to rent close to the city amenities, shops, bars, restaurants, and transport links.

Merchant Residential will be managed by the company’s in-house property management-arm, BOHO.

We’ve launched a project website Merchant Residential to chart our journey.

£40M Investment

Scotway House is our flagship development in Glasgow. 

It’s where the past and present meet on Glasgow’s historic Harbour with views of the Riverside Museum.

Investment in Glasgow is one our key ambitions and to continue the transformation of this great city as a place people want to live, work, visit and invest.

Our aspirations for the city are to build excellent developments, provide jobs, boost the local economy, and to see a sizeable amount of investment that supports the ambitions of this city. That is why we are excited to see the transformation of Scotway House that continues to grow week by week.

We are investing £40m on the historic shipyard site of Scotway House which will cater for the region’s universities and further education institutions. It’s an exciting and ambitious project and it’s happening now.

What’s my name?

Our vision is that each of our properties will have their own identity, unique to each of the cities where we are.

Simplicity and community are our main characteristics. We’re lucky because we are aren’t constrained by red tape. We’re using advances in technology to our advantage and to make our properties places that put people and safety first.

When people talk about co-living and co-working what do they mean? It’s described as a  relatively new phenomenon but when you think about it, people have been co-living their whole lives.

When you are born you co-live with your parents, when you go to university or college, you co-live with your roommates, and when you meet someone, again, you’re co-living. It’s something that we all do without realising it.

The concept is not new as people have always shared facilities like gardens and amenities in apartments and flats but what is new is the drive to create better communities for people, socially and economically.

Rapid urbanisation, ageing populations and non-nuclear families means that there is no one size fits all approach anymore. We are all living in different ways with many choosing to move back into cities for jobs, convenience and city living.

Whether you are old or young, the idea of having all the luxuries like a gym, cinema, restaurant, library and bar under the same roof, included in the price of your rent, is a dream for many.

We all want more in our pockets and by turning convention on its head and believing that it can be done differently we are.

We also know we have a transient population choosing to move between cities for work, life and the experience; those who really do value the journey over the destination.

Let us be a part of your story.

 

Be bold; be ambitious

Where we are, where we are going, and what we want to achieve, at Structured House, we think about creation and building of new communities.

Be that in new spaces or forgotten locations, we want to get to know our neighbours and invest in people, places and in our cities.

There’s a new wave of thinking that values flexibility and choice over traditional ways of living and working. It’s with one another, with our neighbours, with strangers, with communities creating new community-living and co-living spaces.

Our millennials now demand flexibility moving from city-to-city, job-to-job and our empty nesters want their capital to travel, where we’re seeing a move back into our cities for ease of travel and services. Families are no longer nuclear. There’s no one size fits all.

We don’t just pay lip service to this. We are at the forefront of creating this. Like pioneers, we know that we all need to look at other angles and see what can be achieved and make the change happen.

We see the potential in urban spaces, in unloved and neglected sites, where town and cities can bring back residential living into our cities. We’re ambitious and daring and we are doing it.

And it doesn’t stop there. We not only purchase, design, obtain planning and build, we choose to look after the places we own through the launch of our very own in-house management company, BOHO.

It means we can build for the long-term, get to know our neighbours, look after our properties and our residents. We’re making spaces in places where people want to live, work,  socialising and grow.

Choosing BOHO is a way of life.


 

Project website launched

Merchant Residential is our new proposal for the gateway at Merchant City.

Structured House Group took over responsibility for developing the site three years ago following a 15-year stalemate.

Since then, we have worked with planners at the Council on our offering to the city.

Our new proposal is for residential one and two-bedroom apartments and city centre living.

In June, we held a public consultation to find out from locals and interested parties what they thought of our plans and to listen to feedback.

Merchant Residential will be managed by our in-house management team BOHO. 

We’ve been working with our in-house management team BOHO and our new planning team ICENI projects to guide us and to gather public opinion to share with our team of architects at ADF Architecture.

Go to Merchant Residential

World Records

Introducing Guinness World Record breaker Gillian Sloan to the team.

atBOHO, our wing which looks after our all our properties, has appointed the superbly talented Gillian as the new Accommodation Manager for Scotway House, our flagship development in Glasgow.

As a record breaker, Gillian organised the world’s largest Powerhoop class and will be breaking new records when our flagship Scotway House opens in just a year’s time.

Having worked in banking, the student sector and run her own business, we’re pinching ourselves that Gillian has joined us and as we get ready to welcome a whole raft of new staff.

It’s exciting times here back at headquarters as we grow rapidly, bringing on new people, new properties and new ventures.