Merchant Studios, Glasgow

Havannah Street, Glasgow, G4 0WX, United Kingdom
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£259
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0.8 mi from City Center
0.8 mi from City Center( 17m. 13m. 6m)
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city center | 0.6 mi
University of Strathclyde | 0.3 mi
City of Glasgow College | 0.4 mi
Glasgow Caledonian University | 0.7 mi
No Visa No Pay
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dual occupancy
bills included
laundry facility
study area
Bike Storage
Communal Events

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About the Property

Merchant Studios Glasgow (G4 0WX) offers an urban haven in close proximity to the City of Glasgow College and the University of Strathclyde. Choose from various studio room types, including ground floor, bronze, and bronze plus, each designed to suit different preferences and budgets. Strategically located, it caters to the bustling student lifestyle with ease. Enjoy the convenience of nearby amenities and the vibrant atmosphere of the city. Whether you seek tranquility for focused study sessions or crave social interactions, Merchant Studios Glasgow provides the ideal setting. Embrace comfort, convenience, and community in your student journey at this prime location.


Amidst Glasgow's energetic pulse lies the renowned Merchant Studios, a beacon of comfort and convenience for students seeking a vibrant urban experience. Strategically positioned in the bustling city center, this Glasgow student accommodation offers unrivaled access to an array of essential amenities and attractions, setting it apart from the rest. Located within walking distance, students will find themselves within arm's reach of the University of Strathclyde, a hub of academic excellence. Just a stone's throw away lies the iconic Glasgow Caledonian University, enriching the scholarly landscape of the area.


For those craving cultural immersion, the world-class Glasgow School of Art awaits, beckoning with its artistic allure. And let's not forget about the vibrant shopping and entertainment scene, with the Buchanan Galleries and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall mere moments away, ensuring that every student's leisure needs are met with ease. What truly distinguishes Merchant Studios Glasgow, however, is its unwavering commitment to student comfort and community. With thoughtfully designed living spaces, state-of-the-art facilities, and a dynamic social atmosphere, residents are not just tenants but members of a thriving student-centric ecosystem. Here, every day presents an opportunity for growth, connection, and unforgettable experiences, making it the ultimate choice for discerning students seeking more than just accommodation—it's a lifestyle.

Features

Bike storage facilities ensure a convenient and secure place for cyclists to keep their bikes. Residents can connect and socialize through various communal events, fostering a sense of community. With communal laundry accessible via a user-friendly app, laundry day becomes hassle-free. Elevators provide easy access to all floors, ensuring convenience for all. The entertainment area offers a vibrant space for relaxation and gatherings. Fitness enthusiasts can stay active at the gym & fitness center, while bookworms find solace in the quiet library & study area. An inviting outdoor area allows residents to enjoy fresh air and greenery. Vending machines cater to snack cravings any time of the day. Wheelchair access ensures inclusivity for all residents. Each unit is fully furnished for comfort and convenience. Beat the heat with air conditioner units installed in every apartment. CCTV / surveillance cameras and a security alarm system ensure the safety of residents and their belongings. A dedicated maintenance team handles repairs and upkeep during daytime hours. Security Officers provide additional security around the clock.

Location and What's Hot?

Located at the doorstep of Merchant Studios Glasgow, both City of City of Glasgow College and the University of Strathclyde stand as academic anchors, merely a stone's throw away. The proximity to these educational institutions makes commuting a breeze, saving precious time for students. No need to fret over long commutes or missing lectures. Picture this: waking up minutes before class, grabbing a quick bite, and strolling leisurely to campus. With such convenience, residents can immerse themselves fully in their studies and campus life. Whether it's an early morning lecture or a late-night study session, Merchant Studios offers unparalleled ease of access.


Choosing Merchant Studios Glasgow as their accommodation, one can expect a dynamic social life amidst the lively cityscape. Residents of this student accommodation in Glasgow will find themselves within walking distance of a plethora of amenities that enrich their day-to-day experiences. Firstly, grocery shopping becomes a breeze with Tesco Express and Sainsbury's Local just around the corner, ensuring that residents can easily stock up on essentials without hassle. For those craving a caffeine fix, Pret A Manger and Costa Coffee are mere steps away, offering the perfect spots to unwind or catch up with friends over a cup of freshly brewed coffee.


Furthermore, the cultural enthusiasts among the residents will appreciate the proximity to Glasgow's renowned museums and galleries, such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). These venues offer an enriching escape into art and history, perfect for leisurely weekend outings or educational exploration. In addition, nightlife options abound, with popular establishments like The Butterfly and the Pig and The Howlin' Wolf nearby, promising lively evenings filled with good music, delectable food, and refreshing drinks. For a touch of nature, Kelvingrove Park provides a serene retreat right at your doorstep. It offers ample greenery and tranquil pathways for leisurely strolls or picnics on sunny days.

Commute

Bus stops such as High St Station, Trongate, and Garth Street are within proximity to the property, providing a hassle-free commuting experience for guests exploring the city. Whether it's hopping on a bus for sightseeing or heading to a business meeting, the bus stops nearby make traveling around Glasgow a breeze. For those arriving by air, SkylandS Aviation Ltd, Glasgow Seaplane Terminal, and the Heliport are all conveniently accessible from Merchant Studios Glasgow. This accessibility is ideal for both leisure and business travelers, allowing them to reach the property swiftly upon landing in Glasgow. Whether guests are arriving from near or far, Merchant Studios Glasgow ensures a seamless travel experience, making it an ideal choice for travelers seeking convenience and accessibility in the vibrant city of Glasgow.

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Bike Storage
Communal Events
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Frequently Asked Questions

What room types do you have?

Whether you want to share with friends, or have your own private Studio, our Property offer a great selection of room types for everyone. Our rooms range depending on where you decide to book and you can view these through our individual property pages. For more information, please visit our About  Property page.

What communal spaces do you have?

They know making new friends is a must! That’s why they offer great communal spaces where you and your neighbours can get to know each other. Facilities are site specific however each property guarantees a fun-packed and fully inclusive social calendar for all our students to enjoy, all year round… free of charge! Visit our individual property pages to find out what each  Property has to offer.

What if I have a disability or special requirements?

Property’s top priority is making sure you have a comfortable and safe stay, so please declare any medical information or disabilities on your application. All properties offer rooms types with additional and accessible facilities. When creating your application, please make sure you tick the ‘DDA’ box and enter in as much detail as possible so our teams can ensure you reserve the most suitable  Property for your requirements.

Some studio rooms offer dual occupancy - can my friend come to live with me?

Yes! Check with the property whether your studio room is eligible for dual occupancy, but please note that both individuals who occupy the room must be students.

What is the difference between bronze, silver, gold and platinum rooms?

How big it is. Specifically the floor space. Each room has the same furniture, features, and decor, but it will differ in size. There are some exceptions; at John Bell House for example, the rooms are categorised using a mix of reasons such as location and layout as well as size. Some rooms look and feel bigger/smaller because of their shape so we’ve taken this into consideration when categorising them.

Can I change rooms if I don’t like mine?

It would be possible if someone drops out or someone else wants to swap with you. Please contact your property team and they will do their best to accommodate your needs. Remember that all rooms are effectively the same apart from the floor space.

Do we provide the TV license in the shared flat kitchen?

Property do not provide any TV Licenses for the studios or shared flats so you’ll need to register for your own TV licence.

How close is my accommodation to the university?

All of the properties are in convenient, central, locations. Whether it’s close to your campus depends on where you’re studying! Check out the relevant property page on this website or get in touch with the on-site property team for details. All of our cities have excellent transport links and secure bike storage if you don’t fancy walking.

What should I bring with me to live at a property?

Bedding is not provided unless included in an offer (check with the relevant property team or Ts & Cs), so bring a sheet to cover the mattress, a duvet and pillows. Information about bed sizes can be found on the room pages. You can get a bedding pack, kitchenware or bathroom accessories before your arrival from UniKitOut, a UK based company that will deliver your items before your check-in date. This will be delivered to your room or the property reception desk ready to use from day one of your arrival (if items are ordered before the deadline).

What is covered by my insurance policy?

they understand students have a limited budget so Endsleigh have launched brand new, unique student insurance options. They have been designed to cover the risks that you may encounter whilst living in student accommodation and away from home.Your contents. Covered. By partnering with Endsleigh, the No.1 student insurance provider, we’ve arranged contents insurance for all our students staying with us in our residence at no cost to you. It is important all students confirm their cover to ensure you understand what is and isn’t covered. Plus you’ll also be entered into a prize draw specifically for residents, courtesy of Endsleigh! Visit confirm your cover to see:What is and what isn’t covered
Key exclusions - where cover isn’t provided
Policy excess – the amount you pay when you make a claim
How to make claim
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What counts as an act of anti-social behaviour?

Anti-social behaviour can be any behaviour that causes, or may cause, distress, nuisance, annoyance, alarm or harassment to other residents,  Property team members, contractors, visitors to the property or the wider community. For example, playing loud music late at night, using illegal drugs, smoking in your flat or using threatening or abusive language towards other residents or  Property team members. There are specific obligations in your tenancy agreement addressing anti-social behaviour that you must comply with. Failure to do so is a breach of your tenancy. They are:
  • Not to cause, or allow visitors to engage in, anti-social behaviour, which means any conduct causing or capable of causing a nuisance or annoyance to the Landlord, other occupiers, neighbours or people engaging in lawful activity within the locality. Examples of anti-social behaviour include (but are not limited to) not properly disposing of rubbish and inconsiderate use of the property, as well as more serious problems such as noise, violent and criminal behaviour, the supply and use of controlled drugs and intimidation, harassment or victimisation on the grounds of a persons’ race, sex (gender), sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity status, or socio-economic status.
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  • Not to cause any nuisance, offence, disruption, harassment, annoyance or persistent disturbance to others.

How do I report an act of anti-social behaviour?

Property teams are available 24/7 to support you with any concerns around anti-social behaviour in your property. You can contact us via our property telephone, live chat or email or speak to one of the team in reception. They can then take appropriate action. This might include speaking to the resident(s) in question about the obligations in their tenancy agreement and the effect of their behaviour on others, or informing their guarantor, university or other authorities. If you witness an incident where there is immediate risk to others, you should alert emergency services by ringing 999 immediately.

Where do I access relevant support if I have been affected by an act of anti-social behaviour?

Property teams will be able to guide you to the support available within your area. They have great links with student services at the university and the local police. They would also encourage you to contact a family member or friend for additional support. (Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity. Their website is a great source of information and advice. Your property team, and student services will also have further signposting guidance that can support you during your time at university.)

How do I book with my friends?

Property welcomes group bookings of any size! When using the Book Now option, please make sure you tick you are part of a group. If you are the first, we’ll ask you for the names and email addresses for everyone in your group (so come prepared!). Your friends will then be invited to register with our website too! When all applications are received, our Property Teams will ensure you are offered the perfect Property for you to rule! Just to note when it comes to dual occupancy in studio rooms, both individuals who occupy the room must be students.

Can I arrive earlier than my tenancy start date?

Early arrivals are possible depending on the availability of the room you have booked. If you wish to arrive earlier than your tenancy start date, please contact the property team. They will do their best to accommodate your needs.

When do we have to pay deposit?

When you accept your booking you’ll need to pay your deposit.

Do you do flexible tenancies/semester lets?

Many of our properties offer flexible tenancies. Visit the relevant property page on this website or get in touch with the property team for details.

When rent is due, does it come out as a direct debit?

Rent does not come out of your bank automatically. You have to log on to your Property portal to set up your payment, or you can pay by card at reception. They do allow bank transfer but this is usually only in special cases, they prefer the first two options. You will choose your payment plan when booking.

Can I sublet (tenancy takeover) to/ from my friend?

No, you are not permitted to sublet any part of your accommodation, as per your accepted tenancy agreement. If you need to move out early, you should contact the reception team to discuss the option of a tenancy takeover.

When will I get my deposit back?

Your deposit payment is uploaded into a deposit protection scheme until you check out. This will be returned to you after your tenancy end date based on a successful check-out inspection (i.e. no damage or cleanliness related issues)

What is a guarantor and why do I need to provide one?

Your guarantor is a person who agrees to pay your rent or make other payments due under your tenancy agreement if you are unable to. They’re standard practice for rental accommodation, particularly for students. they will only contact your guarantor if there is a delay in payment or they are concerned that the terms of your tenancy are not being complied with. Your guarantor should be over 18 years of age. They should be in full time employment and a homeowner and/or renting accommodation. Property welcomes international guarantors.

What does my guarantor need to do when I book?

They’ll send your guarantor a separate form to fill in once you’ve made your booking and provided their details. They’ll need to complete this form to prove they are eligible. If your guarantor needs to see a copy of this form before you book, then they can ask a team member in your property, who’ll be happy to provide a copy to read in advance. They’ll also be able to answer any questions that you or they have about this document.

What happens if they don’t or can’t sign the form?

If the person a resident names as a guarantor would prefer not to sign the agreement or isn’t eligible to act as a guarantor, they ask them to nominate someone else. If they’re not able to find a guarantor, we’ll then discuss this with the resident – they may need to cancel the booking, or they may be able to agree with the resident that because of their individual circumstances the tenancy agreement can proceed without a guarantor.

When might you contact my guarantor?

Unless you’ve asked us to notify them of other issues, we’ll only contact your guarantor if there’s a delay in payment or they are concerned that the terms of your tenancy are not being complied with. Typically delays in payment will relate to rent, but it would also cover issues like any damages to your room that haven’t been paid for. More information is explained in the agreement we’ll send to your guarantor.

Can my parent/guarantor ask questions about my tenancy on my behalf?

If you’ve signed a tenancy agreement with us, they will communicate with you directly. We’ll only contact your guarantor if there’s a delay in payment, if we’re concerned that the terms of your tenancy are not being complied with, or if you’ve specifically given your consent for us to discuss your tenancy with a named third party. However, they can provide general information about our tenancies and processes.

How to pay?

Here at Property, they believe in being flexible. That means you get the choice on how you pay your rent. You can choose from annual, termly and monthly payment plans across the year. And don’t worry – we’re different! Your instalment dates will never fall before your student finance and there’s no small fee when checking in.

Does this property have any certifications or accreditation?

Yes, the property is registered with ANUK and National code. The Accreditation Network UK is a central resource for tenants, landlords and scheme operators interested in accreditation of private rented housing.

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Glasgow Student Accommodation

Finding the ideal student accommodation Glasgow option can be a daunting task for many. With the rising demand for quality and affordable student accommodation in Glasgow, amber has emerged as a pivotal platform that simplifies the process for domestic and international students alike. One of the main advantages of opting for off-campus student accommodation over on-campus options is the liberty to choose from a diverse range of room types and locations, from studio apartments to shared flats, ensuring every student finds their perfect fit. Amber seamlessly offers student accommodation in locations convenient for attending key educational institutions such as the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow School of Art, and City of Glasgow College. Students can readily explore comfortable and secure lodging located near academic hubs and social centres, ensuring a well-balanced student life. Amber strives to provide students with the perfect home away from home during their time in Glasgow, with excellent options like Canvas Glasgow, West Village, Vita Student West End, iQ Elgin Place, Glasgow and many more.

About Glasgow

Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland and the third most populous in the United Kingdom, boasts a vibrant atmosphere steeped in rich history and cultural dynamism. The city is not only famous for its impressive student accommodation Glasgow options, but also Victorian and art nouveau architecture, and also its contribution to the Scottish Enlightenment, which transformed it into one of the most significant cities in Britain for trade and manufacture during the Industrial Revolution.

Today, Glasgow stands as a hub of culture, teeming with museums, galleries, and iconic music venues, making it a truly cosmopolitan locale. The student demographic in Glasgow is a thriving community, breathing life into the city's streets with its international diversity. Glasgow's cultural patchwork is also reflected in its neighbourhoods, each with distinct characteristics. From the bohemian West End, flush with quaint cafes and boutiques, to the more contemporary Merchant City, which is known for its stylish bars and rich history, students have a variety of localities to choose from when looking for student accommodation in Glasgow.

Best Student Accommodation in Glasgow

Finding comfortable off-campus student accommodation in Glasgow can be a critical decision for those who are relocating for their studies. Student apartments in Glasgow offer an exceptional balance of independence, affordability, and a sense of community that dorm life often cannot match. With options ranging from cosy ensuites and vibrant student halls to self-contained studio apartments, every student can find their ideal home. Student accommodation in Glasgow boasts properties that cater to various preferences, many of which are conveniently located near top educational institutions, ensuring that students are never far from their classes and campus resources. Here are some of the top options to explore:

1. Buchanan View

2. Dobbie's Point

3. True Glasgow

4. Merchant Studios

5. iQ Elgin Place

6. St Mungo's

7. Vita Student West End 

8. Merchant City House

9. Kyle Park House

10. Foundry Courtyard

Cost of Living

Understanding the average anticipated cost of living in Glasgow, apart from the rent for your Glasgow student accommodation, is crucial for students planning to study and live in the city. This consideration is not only vital for budgeting but also impacts daily choices relating to lifestyle and spending. Glasgow's cosmopolitan vibe comes with a reasonable living cost compared to other UK cities, making it an attractive destination for students. On average, a student might expect the cumulative monthly cost of living to be roughly £800-£1,200, with variations based on personal lifestyle and choices.

1. Food & Groceries: £150 - £200/month

2. Transportation (with a student discount): £50 - £70/month

3. Utilities (electricity, heating, cooling, water, garbage): £120 - £150/month

4. Clothing: £40 - £90/ month

5. Sports & Leisure: £50 - £100/ month

Student Travel Glasgow

Ensuring that students have easy access to public transportation is a key factor when considering student accommodation Glasgow options. The city offers an efficient and budget-friendly network, perfect for students who need to travel to and from university campuses, shopping areas, and cultural hotspots. Glasgow's transport system is robust, with a plethora of options available for savvy students wanting to explore the city or commute to their place of study.

1. Buses

Students can take advantage of First Glasgow's extensive bus network. Frequent services operate throughout the day and night, connecting various parts of the city. Fares start from just a few pounds, and students can benefit from discounted rates with a travel card.

2. Subway

Known locally as the 'Clockwork Orange' due to its colour and circular route, Glasgow's subway is the easiest way to traverse the city centre and West End. A single fare costs around £1.75, with day and season passes also available.

3. Trains

Trains are a great option for longer distances or trips to neighbouring towns. ScotRail provides frequent services, and with the Railcard, students can save up to 1/3 on travel fares. Most student flats in Glasgow are also located near several train and tram stations, adding more convenience.

4. Cycling

With the introduction of the nextbike Glasgow, cycling has become a convenient option for those looking for some exercise on their commute. Prices start from only £1 for the first 30 minutes, and annual memberships offer unlimited 30-minute hires.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Glasgow

Glasgow, a vibrant and bustling city in Scotland, offers a dynamic student lifestyle complemented by its rich cultural tapestry and historical charm. As a student in Glasgow, you can expect a blend of safety, community spirit, and an educational environment conducive to both academic rigour and personal growth. Known for its amiable residents and inviting neighbourhoods, the city stands as a preferred choice for students seeking Glasgow student accommodation due to its affordability and convenient access to top universities. The city buzzes with student-friendly spots, where cosy cafes, trendy restaurants, and spirited bars frame the social scene.

For a caffeine fix or a study break, students often frequent the popular artisan coffee shops sprinkled throughout the city. Those in search of a casual meal or a spot to unwind with friends can explore Glasgow's myriad of eateries, offering everything from local Scottish fare to international cuisine, often at student-friendly prices. With university life being sometimes hectic, the proximity of these hotspots to Glasgow accommodation in Glasgow is a boon.

Moreover, Glasgow caters to students' leisure and recreational needs with its numerous green spaces and parks, like the Glasgow Green and Kelvingrove Park, both perfect spots for picnics, jogging, or a leisurely study session outdoors. The Glasgow music scene is also a huge draw, with events and festivals showcasing everything from indie bands to classical ensembles contributing to the city's lively atmosphere. Cultural attractions abound as well, from the contemporary galleries showcasing local art to the historic museums that narrate the city's storied past.

Glasgow Tourist Attractions

Glasgow, Scotland's bustling cultural capital, is famed for its stunning architecture, vibrant art scene, and rich history. With an array of tourist hotspots ranging from awe-inspiring museums to lush green parks, Glasgow is a haven for locals and visitors alike. Immerse yourself in the city's charm as you explore its numerous attractions, all easily accessible from Glasgow student accommodation.

1. Glasgow Cathedral

2. The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel

3. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

4. George Square and the Merchant City

5. Glasgow Science Centre

6. The Necropolis

Universities in Glasgow

Glasgow, illustrious for hosting some of the most esteemed and renowned universities, offers students a wealth of academic opportunities in the heart of Scotland. Some of the best universities in Glasgow include:

1. Glasgow School of Art

2. University of West Scotland (Paisley Campus)

3. City of Glasgow College

4. Glasgow International College

5. University of Strathclyde

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