B-listed Parkhead School saved by Purcell
August 24 2018
The future of a B-listed former school in Glasgow’s east end has been secured following the completion of extensive refurbishment and conversion works at the hands of Purcell.
Parkhead School now stands as flexible office space having been rescued from the Buildings at Risk Register by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust with Parkhead Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative and Parkhead Housing Association.
Work included insertion of a new glazed link to unify both phases of the school and conservation of period features such as decorative cornices and mouldings and removal of internal finishes affected by dry rot and fire damage.
Scott Lindsay, senior architect at Purcell said: “Parkhead School is a grand old dame and a local landmark but the school had become forgotten about and was at risk of disappearing completely like many redundant school board buildings. Purcell has given it a new life as an enterprise centre, reaffirming its position at the heart of the community, announced by its restored bell tower clearly visible again across Parkhead.”
Parkhead School was built in two phases between 1878 and 1887 and had lain vacant since 1990.
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