Uni re­veals plans to up­grade stu­dent ac­com­mo­da­tion

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STU­DENT ac­com­mo­da­tion at Glas­gow Univer­sity will be up­graded next sum­mer.

Ren­o­va­tion work will be car­ried out to the kitchen ar­eas in the flats at Vasart Place, Monart Place and Caith­ness Street be­tween June and Au­gust 2019.

At least 34 prop­er­ties are ex­pected to be up­dated be­fore next year’s stu­dents move in.

An in­spec­tion was car­ried out in Oc­to­ber which iden­ti­fied prob­lems with the com­mu­nal kitchen ar­eas and boil­ers.

Glas­gow Univer­sity has agreed to ac­cel­er­ate main­te­nance work which will be com­pleted when the build­ings are un­oc­cu­pied.

The ac­com­mo­da­tion will be sat­is­fac­tory un­til that time.

Anne MacGre­gor, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Glas­gow Univer­sity, said: “There are prop­er­ties which need to be ren­o­vated.

“Un­til this in­spec­tion we weren’t plan­ning to ren­o­vate them again.

“We have a win­dow of op­por­tu­nity to com­plete this work next sum­mer. The kitchens in the larger flats were last up­graded around six years ago.

“They are still in work­ing order but we are go­ing to in­cor­po­rate an­other sur­face at the bay win­dow, put in more cup­boards and in­stall fridge-freez­ers.

“The kitchens in the smaller flats will be ripped up and re­placed com­pletely.”

The ap­pli­ca­tion was granted by mem­bers.

Glas­gow Univer­sity

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