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Victoria Infirmary site sold to Sanctuary Group

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August 2 2016

Victoria Infirmary site sold to Sanctuary Group
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde have sold the 9.5 acre site of the former Victoria Infirmary to Sanctuary Group to facilitate a residential-led development.

The hospital has lain vacant since last October following the transfer of services to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, sparking a flurry of bids from house builders and developers.

Sanctuary, a non-profit provider of care services and housing, have pledged to retain ‘key heritage features’ of the sprawling hospital in addition to new build homes although (apart from one listed building) no decision has yet been taken as to which features to preserve.

Peter Martin, Sanctuary’s group director of development, said: “We are delighted to be buying the old Victoria site and are committed to listening to local communities to select the best development solution.

“Our plans are to retain the key heritage features of the site while delivering a beautiful place to live.”

A pre-planning consultation drive will now get underway over the coming weeks together with the appointment of a project architect.

5 Comments

A Local Pleb
#1 Posted by A Local Pleb on 2 Aug 2016 at 12:29 PM
I look forward to seeing their proposals! I think the involvement of a Housing Association is a positive thing for the community as their raison d'etre is poles apart from your private house builder!
wonky
#2 Posted by wonky on 2 Aug 2016 at 12:55 PM
sounds like a positive move & a sensible decision by the NHS- hopefully local communities wishes are respected by the developers. The cupolas/balconies on the west side of the site are not protected or listed & need to be retained- the cupolas of the old hospital are a key landmark in the southside/a historic feature of the Battlefield/Cathcart area
Domhnall
#3 Posted by Domhnall on 2 Aug 2016 at 15:08 PM
Fully expect to see either demolition or a token façade-retention scheme, in order to squeeze maximum £/m2 profit for the site
Billy
#4 Posted by Billy on 3 Aug 2016 at 08:14 AM
Did not realise the balconies and cupolas are not protected. Hopefully they will retain these features.
Terra
#5 Posted by Terra on 6 Aug 2016 at 19:52 PM
They should definitely be wanting to keep most of the sites historic buildings, not just the one in the picture there.
They could do something similar to the Quartermile development over here in Edinburgh maybe.

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