Brother of Osama bin Laden is a West End student landlord

He owns exclusive student accommodation, Woodside House


Bakr Mohammed bin Laden – the brother of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden – has been revealed as the owner of Woodside House, an exclusive student accommodation development in Glasgow.

The 91-person accommodation, situated near Great Western Road, features its own in-house cinema and gym and is described by the developers as the “most luxurious and exciting student accommodation” in the city. The accommodation is also said to be one of “Glasgow’s most sought-after student properties, thanks to its superior design and first class features”.

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The studios start at £165 per week for a studio and go up to £205 per week for a “superior studio”, amounting to more than £10,500 per year.

His brother Osama bin Laden was the founder of al-Qaeda, a terrorist organisation which claimed responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. He was killed in Abbottabad on 2nd May 2011 by US Special Forces.

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The site is owned by bin Laden’s company Kelso Estates Ltd, meaning he is “a person with significant control” over the development.

68-year-old Bakr bin Laden is a powerful property tycoon in Saudi Arabia but is rarely seen in public and keeps a very low profile.

Third-year, Jenna, says: “I think it’s mostly international students, apparently it’s really expensive”.

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