Glasgow School of Art Student Accommodation




Student Accommodation, Offices


Glasgow School of Art, London & Scottish Investments




August 2015

Cityheart designed, repurposed, and sourced financing for the conversion of a former office building on West Regent Street in Glasgow to provide 218 student rooms, various common spaces and office space for the Glasgow School of Art.

The development has transformed Blythswood House following a complex construction process to transform the building into contemporary, state-of-the-art student accommodation, whilst retaining the existing building frame and shell.

The upgraded building also houses a centralised laundry room, reception area, administrative space and a storage room for bicycles, in addition to self-contained apartments for senior wardens.


A spokesperson for The Glasgow School of Art (‘GSA’) said: “The GSA is committed to offering access to high-quality, affordable accommodation for its students. This new development includes a wide range of facilities both in the study-bedrooms and in the communal areas that set a benchmark in student accommodation. The development also benefits from its proximity to both The Glasgow School of Art and the many amenities in Glasgow city centre.”