KKA joined a creative team of individuals to deliver an exciting new brand to the student market. The interior concept successfully mixes the energy of a festival with the sophisticated elegance of hotel style accommodation.
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.
From design intent through concept development and into the finished article, KKA have worked together with the client to create the ‘coolest student accommodation in Scotland’. This they have certainly achieved. In helping to deliver innovative walls and ‘quirky, fun designs’ KKA Interiors selected and worked with Vescom to interpret, develop and deliver their ideas using Langor wide width digitally printed wallcovering.