Victoria Infirmary demolition plan approved ahead of sell-off
February 3 2016
The 9.5 acre site which has lain vacant since May 2015 and an application to demolish non-listed buildings on the site on behalf of any future developer has already been approved - subject to a recommendation from Historic Scotland that lime and sand mix mortar be used for sandstone infill where a link corridor to the B-listed gatehouse is severed.
Director of facilities and capital planning David Loudon said: “The Board commenced marketing the site last October and have had a good response from the development industry. We are in complete agreement with the community that the worst possible outcome would be for this key site to lie vacant and derelict."
Commenting on the decision City Design said: “It is a great shame that these buildings which, while not listed, do have townscape and historic merit could be lost if this work is progressed within any future development of the site.
“Several of these buildings incorporate interesting and high quality design and materials and it is unlikely that buildings of this type or quality would be constructed by modern developers.”
A closing date for bids has been set for 10 March.
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