Hailed as the ‘coolest student accommodation available’, Glasgow West End is a new state-of-the-art residence from True Student, a brand that develops premium student living and study spaces.
Designed by KKA Interiors, True Glasgow West End oozes youthful personality and contemporary style, drawing inspiration from the iconic office spaces of leading tech companies.
A truly creative and collaborative approach was taken by True, and KKAI were instrumental in developing not just the brand but also the physical manifestation of its core values.
Beyond the usual ambitions of flexibility and cutting edge design, is an overriding drive to create vibrant, interactive
and inspirational spaces that will foster a genuine community of students through ‘use & ownership’ and not just another bed factory.
Built using specially created shipping containers, the accommodation features 589 beds, made up of True Club Suites (studios) and bedrooms in shared apartments.
Students can take advantage of some of the best on-site amenities available. It is the only student accommodation in the UK to boast a helter-skelter slide as well as indoor swings, a dedicated Festival Zone with music caravan, a cinema, a meeting hub, a library, a café, a fully-staffed gym with classes, a multi-sport all-weather pitch, extra bookable dining rooms, and separate accommodation suites for when family or friends visit.
Solus were delighted to work with KKAI to supply a selection of wall and floor tiles to the project. In the vibrant and expressive lobby, simple white gloss wall tiles from the Cosmopolitan range were applied to the structural pillars, creating a chic, modern ambience.
Simple white wall tiles were accentuated with a contrasting dark grout
In the accommodation, speckled granite effect tiles from the Trench range were used in the kitchen areas. An interesting collection, the tiles feature a variety of different angular patterns that allow the creation of funky patchwork layouts.
The Trench range encapsulates the iconic style of terrazzo with the addition of patterned décor options
A fantastic project, True’s innovative student accommodation model, along with the imaginative design scheme by KKAI provides a dynamic, desirable and enviable place to live for students in Glasgow.
Photos by Digital Fire and Infinite 3D