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September 17 2020

Facade retention work underway at Dennistoun's B-listed Golfhill Primary

Work has begun to save the facade of Dennistoun's B-listed Golfhill School with Spectrum Properties and Jewitt & Wilkie Architects moving on-site for their latest venture.

The residential development will deliver 18 flats within the shell of the former school with a further 133 new build homes earmarked for the school grounds; including associated landscaping.

Spectrum Properties director William Roddie said: "The Golfhill School site had been closed because of subsidence and had lain unused for some 12 years before we bought it nearly four years ago.

“It is a substantial task to retain what can be salvaged of the building, including expensive and technically challenging façade retention. The plans will create areas which are desirable to both new and existing residents to pass through and linger in, an improvement on the overgrown and unsafe areas which currently exist on site.”

Golfhill Primary School was designed by Alexander Nisbet Paterson and first opened its doors in 1902. 

 Listed Building Approval and which has been granted unopposed by Historic Environment Scotland
Listed Building Approval and which has been granted unopposed by Historic Environment Scotland
Spectrum specialise in repurposing architecturally important buildings
Spectrum specialise in repurposing architecturally important buildings

4 Comments

David
#1 Posted by David on 17 Sep 2020 at 12:35 PM
Really glad to see this project finally underway. Whilst I would have preferred to see more of the original building saved, I am hoping that this scheme can follow the recent run of excellent Victorian school conversions across Glasgow.

Whilst the new build scheme isn't particularly exciting, it looks like a good solid build, and reinforces the street edge which doesn't always happen in new build projects in the east end.
Spike
#2 Posted by Spike on 17 Sep 2020 at 15:27 PM
Also glad to see this building saved as it is an important part of the community and from a personal point of view my grandmother attended this school many years ago
Paul North
#3 Posted by Paul North on 22 Sep 2020 at 05:04 AM
What is bad about this is a facade retention is considered newsworthy, whereas we would all prefer for it to be matter of course...
Terra
#4 Posted by Terra on 23 Sep 2020 at 18:07 PM
Agreed guys.

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