Former hospital site plans approved

Visualisation of Nightingale Pavilion.
Visualisation of Nightingale Pavilion.

Sanctuary Homes has been given the go-ahead to redevelop the former Victoria Infirmary site in Glasgow.

Sanctuary has planning permission to create 413 new flats, plus offices and retail units, on the site in the city’s Langside.

Sanctuary’s plans were developed by Glasgow-based Collective Architecture following a comprehensive community consultation.

Sanctuary will retain Battlefield Road’s iconic Nightingale Pavilions and introduce public realm areas, including an improved pedestrian route through the site to Queen’s Park.

Sanctuary’s proposals were approved at today’s meeting of Glasgow City Council’s planning applications committee.

Peter Martin, Sanctuary’s Group director – development, said: “We are delighted to receive planning permission for our vision to bring the former Victoria Infirmary site back to life.

“We thank Glasgow City Council for supporting this vision and for recognising the benefits Sanctuary’s project will have for Langside.

“To be trusted to rejuvenate such an iconic site with more than 400 new homes is very exciting.

“This planning approval is welcome news and coincides with the conclusion of Sanctuary’s £60 million regeneration of Anderston in central Glasgow.

“ As at Anderston this project will offer affordable homes plus jobs and training opportunities for young people.”

Peter continued: “Our plans for the former Victoria Infirmary site demonstrate Sanctuary’s continued commitment to Glasgow and will see us invest many millions of pounds in the city.”

Around 300 homes will be available for private sale. The remaining homes will be available for affordable housing subject to Glasgow City Council grant approval.

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