NEW student accommodation and post-graduate apartments with a food hall, gym, laundry and leisure rooms could be built in Glasgow city centre under a new proposal. 

Qdos Glasgow Ltd has asked the local authority for planning permission in principle for the project on Port Dundas Road. 

The former print works site is currently a private car park. 

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The scheme would include 514 QLite one bed student rooms, 100 Qpad graduate apartments (90 one bed and 10 two bed). The ground floor will have concession units for 10 providers. 

The project also includes a gym, laundry, bike store, cookzone and management suite. 

The planning statement said: "The QLite student rooms will comprise a bed, shower room/toilet and desk area. Students will make use of the shared facilities on the ground floor for meals, socialising, exercising, cooking, laundry etc.

"This arrangement reflects demand from students for a move away for the shared student ‘cluster’ apartments (usually six bedrooms with shared kitchen and living room) that have characterised much of recent new build student accommodation back to a form of accommodation closer to the ‘Halls of Residence’ that used to dominate student accommodation in the mid to late 20th Century.

"The QPad Graduate apartment, aimed at postgraduates, comprises a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen and living room. These represent a much more self-contained form of accommodation reflecting demand from more mature postgraduates, yet still within a student accommodation setting."

A public consultation was held on the plans earlier this year and the application states similar projects have previously sought planning permission at the same location. 

A decision is expected on the plans on January 15 and the last date for comments is October 14.