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B-listed Govan school to form Elderpark Housing Association HQ

September 12 2016

B-listed Govan school to form Elderpark Housing Association HQ
A bid by Elderpark Housing Association to extend and convert the B-listed Hill’s Trust School in Govan has taken a step forward following the successful purchase of the building from Glasgow City Council for £283,743.

Mast Architects have been brought on board to oversee the conversion which will see the vacant building, last in use as a business centre, brought back into productive use.

Councillor George Redmond, executive member for jobs, business and investment at GCC, said: “The sale of this building brings a number of benefits to Govan and indeed the whole city, with new offices in a listed building; a new and sustainable use for a building that had lain vacant; and help deliver the next stage in a regeneration project that will bring new jobs and services to the local community.” 

External work will include a new copper clad entrance porch and installation of south facing rooftop solar panels.


Edward Harkins
#1 Posted by Edward Harkins on 12 Sep 2016 at 12:28 PM
This would obviously be a good move. It is, however, also a sad echo of the demise of the one-time owner Govan Initiative. In its time a lead local regeneration and economic development agency. Gained awards as one of the most successful attractors of inward investment. But the dead hand of centralised Council control couldn't leave be.
#2 Posted by Ross on 12 Sep 2016 at 13:23 PM
Fantastic salvage of this magnificent building! Hopefully more of these Victorian Schools around Glasgow will be saved from dereliction!
A Local Pleb
#3 Posted by A Local Pleb on 12 Sep 2016 at 14:41 PM
A good move, I wish more of our architectural heritage that is languishing in a state of disrepair could be put to such a good use!
#4 Posted by Terra on 12 Sep 2016 at 21:25 PM
Good news, it's a gorgeous building.
I'd also echo Edwards point, a salient point well made.

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