Speirs Locks Student Campus provides one of the country’s most forward-thinking student residential developments located at the heart of one of Glasgow’s most exciting regeneration areas – Speirs Locks, just north of the city centre and adjacent to the Forth and Clyde Canal. 

Designed by acclaimed architects Stallan-Brand, with careful consideration of the award-winning masterplan created by 7N Architects on behalf of Glasgow Canal Regeneration, the development reconsiders space, form and function to enhance student life and the local environment as a whole.

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Think striking towers that enrich an iconic city skyline, inspiring student places, spaces and studios that look out onto a landscaped campus courtyard and the surrounding streets, and a new café/bar over three floors connecting students with the main pedestrian towpath. All of which is designed to bring new life, energy and interest to what is fast emerging as one of the city’s most exciting new arts and creative quarters.

The site itself is located between Farnell Street and Sawmillfield to the North and South, and between Speirs Wharf and Garscube Road to the East and West. Not only is it blessed with good transport connections but it’s also within easy walking distance of the city centre, along with many Further and Higher Education providers including University of Strathclyde, University of Glasgow, New Glasgow College, The Royal Conservatoire, The Glasgow School of Art and Stow College.

With direct access to the Forth and Clyde Canal towpath and the expansive grassed area adjacent to Woodside community and school, an essential part of the development will be ensuring that pedestrian connections to and from the city centre are attractive, well lit and monitored. This will add to the series of landscaping improvements that have helped transform the image of Speirs Wharf over recent years. For example, the striking £3.5m Phoenix Flowers and red resin carpet that lead pedestrians and cyclists under the M8 and up to the canalside.