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College Heights Glasgow : Great Dovehill Street Flats

Alba Town Project, Glasgow Flats, Strathclyde, western Scotland design by Gholami Baines Architects

post updated 5 December 2023

Alba Town Development

Construction has begun on the second phase of the College Heights development in Glasgow by urban regeneration developer, Alba Town, on Great Dovehill Street, neighbouring the Merchant City.

Second Phase of College Heights, Glasgow

The £5 million development, housing both commercial space and 30 apartments, approximately 800 sq feet each and featuring two bedrooms and two bathrooms, is a 25,000 square foot project.

Phase 2 of the College Heights development has been designed by architects Gholami Baines and will mark another stage in the regeneration of the area by Alba Town. Part of the current building on the site is home to Wasps, a community art and design studio. The studio has been incorporate into the design plans for College Heights in a mid level space with residential properties occupying space above and below creating a relaxed and unique look and feel to the development.

Further plans for Phase 2 of College Heights also include a private courtyard area and 100% private parking. Work is expected to be completed by May 2007 with a marketing campaign launched early 2007.

Phase 1 of College Heights was completed in November 2005 with 90%, 47 out of 51 flats, now sold. Phase 3 of College Heights is planned for the north side of Bell Street, meaning the three College Heights buildings will create a village atmosphere and spread city centre living east of the Merchant City. Work is scheduled to begin after the successful completion of Phase 2.

Andrew Borthwick, Managing Director, Alba Town said: “This is an exciting project for Alba Town as it provides another opportunity to drive regeneration in the area. The city centre is continually changing and extending and by creating College Heights we want to attract more people to live in and enjoy this part of Glasgow which is becoming more and more popular.

“Wasps Artists’ Studios is an award-winning charity which provides affordable studio space to support the careers artists working in Scotland today. We are keen to support the work they do and promote the right atmosphere for College Heights by incorporating their studio as part of the project.”

College Heights Glasgow information issued on behalf of Alba Town by KDMedia

Alba Town has been set up by Andrew Borthwick, an entrepreneur who has worked on a number of building and construction projects. Alba Town developed its regeneration expertise having worked on a variety of projects in Leith, Edinburgh during the 80’s, including the development of whisky bonds and warehouse buildings. The Merchant Building, situated on the Gallowgate, is the flagship development for Alba Town. Alba Town has worked with a variety of leading professionals including Ogilvie Construction and Gholami Baines.

College Heights Marketing Suite at 84 Bell Street, Merchant City

Bell Street – College Heights Apartment Building information from Jan 2005

College Heights Glasgow
Bell St image from Alba Town Glasgow

Location: 84 Bell Street, Merchant City, Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

Glasgow Cross, East End – on the eastern fringe of the Merchant City, across the High Street
Design: Gholami Baines Architects
Glasgow Cross

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Student housing at 249 West George Street
Architect: Mosaic Architecture + Design
249 West George Street Glasgow student flats

Bridgeton Flats
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Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City
Candleriggs Square Apartments Merchant City

Friary Court, Crown Street, Gorbals
Friary Court

Crown Street Gorbals Housing
Crown Street Gorbals

Argyle Street Housing, Finnieston, West End
Argyle Street Housing

Hutchie Housing, Gorbals, south of the city centre
Hutchie Housing

Canniesburn Flats
Canniesburn Flats

Ingram Street Property Development
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The Foundry Cathcart housing development
The Foundry Cathcart housing development

Golfhill School Flats
Golfhill Public School Dennistoun Flats

Graham Square Housing, near Gallowgate, East End
Design: Mckeown Alexander Architects ; Page & Park Architects ; Richard Murphy Architects
Graham Square
East End homes photo © Adrian Welch
Graham Square Housing

Moore Street
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Moore Street

Architecture in Strathclyde

Strathclyde Property Designs – key selection:

Glasgow School of Art, Renfrew Street, Garnethill
Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow Transport Museum
Glasgow Transport Museum
photo © Adrian Welch
Glasgow Transport Museum


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