A first time buyer flat in one of Glasgow’s most iconic buildings


05 October 2017

A one bedroom flat in an iconic Art deco building on Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow has gone on sale, for offers over £99,000.

Former hotel

The property is within the former Beresford Hotel, which was once student halls for the University of Strathclyde before being converted into a private residence. The flat consists of a bedroom, open plan lounge and kitchen, shower room and WC, and would make the perfect property for a first time buyer.

The Beresford, built in 1938, is one of Glasgow's finest examples of Art deco and Streamline Moderne architecture and was originally built to provide accommodation for those going to the Empire Exhibition.

New York Art deco

Designed by William Beresford Inglis, it shares similar attributes to New York Art deco buildings like the Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building. In fact, the Beresford was considered Glasgow’s first skyscraper and the tallest building in the city between the two world wars.

In 1964 the hotel was converted into Bairds halls of residence for Strathclyde University. It was named after John Logie Baird and was officially opened by his widow in 1965.

The university sold the building in 2002 and it was converted into 121 units, but because it is a B-listed building, the interiors have been beautifully preserved. The flat is accessed through restored art deco style communal areas with concierge service, residents lift, central light and a stunning façade surrounding.

Perfect first time buyer home

Caroline Young, spokeswoman for SPC Scotland said: “This flat would make a great purchase for a first time buyer, and also offers the chance to live in an historic, B-listed building with wonderful Art Deco, Streamline features. The entrance with revolving doors, geometric archways, sleek staircase and modernist murals are really awe-inspiring, and would certainly be of endless interest for those living there.”

Flat 2, 460 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JU is being marketed through Aberdein Considine, with offers over £99,000. https://www.sspc.co.uk/0-2-460-sauchiehall-street-glasgow-g2-3ju-1-bedroom-upper-flat-gspc

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