A FURIOUS resident is at his wit’s-end after eight month’s of sleep loss caused by building works just yards from his window.

James Killoran has been plagued by 24 hour noise from the construction of student flats on Clyde Street, in the city centre.

He has been forced to sleep in his car to avoid the noise from works that start some days at 7am and continue through the night.

Mr Killoran believes Glasgow City Council should have stepped in to prevent the works happening at anti-social hours.

Instead, officials gave permission to construction firm Silk Group to work at night.

Mr Killoran, an estates and buildings manager at Glasgow University, said: "There were nights I had to go and sleep in my car because of the noise.

"The council should have given residents notice of late night works but they failed to.

"There were concrete pours starting in the early hours and going on all night, steel works from just after 7am and forklift trucks being used from 7.15am. The noise has been intolerable."

Mr Killoran has been engaged in a battle with Glasgow City Council since last October and says council officers now ignore his emails.

He also claims construction workers have wolf-whistled and cat called his daughter, which he reported to the site manager.

Mr Killoran claims there are now issues with privacy between his flats on Howards Street and the Clyde Street new build.

After complaining about privacy, Mr Killoran and his neighbour were told translucent windows would be installed and the planning application was altered.

But the glass is not completely translucent and becomes clear again at shoulder height.

This means, Mr Killoran claims, at least 27 flats look directly into his living room and two bedrooms with another 30 having an indirect view.

Richard Diamond, director of SILK Group, said any complaints of harassment are taken seriously by the firm and such behaviour is not tolerated.

Mr Diamond said the nature of the build means late nights and early mornings are a “technical reality”.

He said: “There are works late at night that we have approval for and that is because of the reality of pouring concrete.

“When you are power floating concrete you must do an entire floor at the one time, which can mean starting at 6am and continuing for anything up to 24 hours.

“If we get it wrong then it would involve digging it up and doing it again - and I doubt the residents would be happy with that.

“We want to keep friendly relations with our neighbours. The quicker we get this finished, the quicker the noise will stop.”

With regards the wolf-whistling, Mr Diamond added: “The allegation of abuse is one we take very seriously.

“I don’t have any record of this whistling and I have 50 different trades on site at any one time but if dates and times can be provided then I will investigate it.

“If anyone does anything like that on my site then they will find themselves no longer on my site, they will be summarily dismissed.”

A council spokeswoman said: “We aware of this particular complaint, which officers have investigated.

“There are occasions where certain types of construction activity cannot be limited to the hours specified and in such instances, the council will permit the work to proceed on the understanding that every possible measure has been considered which might mitigate the disturbance of residents."

Mr Killoran has now taken the local authority to the Scottish Public Service Ombudsman.

He said: “I find it scandalous that the city council can get away with this.”