The opening of our new development, Elgin Place, in Summer 2017 saw iQ’s first entry into the vibrant city of Glasgow, a student rich city which houses over 56,000 full-time students.
The opening, timed to welcome its first intake of students for the 2017/18 academic year, was a significant achievement for iQ, and the building has redefined what students can expect from their accommodation experience. Elgin Place was our first full development following the merger with Prodigy Living in 2016. The successful delivery of this major project, on time and within budget, and the outstanding outcome demonstrate iQ’s strong credentials to undertake similar future developments.
The property has an iconic location in the city and is within walking distance of the University of Glasgow, Glasgow Caledonian, the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow City College, Royal Conservatoire and the Glasgow School of Art – making it the perfect choice for students.
We undertook the entire development of Elgin Place, a property offering 324 studios and cluster flat rooms over 14 floors, with a large retail space on the ground floor.
Elgin Place was designed to the highest specification, and features a wide choice of bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms. In keeping with our commitment to make it as easy as possible for students to feel part of their new community, the property has multiple social spaces, including an exceptional rooftop bar offering sweeping views of the city, relaxation spaces, a BBQ area and outdoor snug, a fully equipped gym, gaming rooms and a creative studio. The development also includes a film and presentation auditorium, private dining rooms, and a choice of quiet areas and study spaces.
iQ has delivered a high-profile project in a prime city centre location, on time and on budget. The team has created a highly desirable property, more akin to a fashionable hotel, that has set a new benchmark for student accommodation in the city and in the rest of the UK.