Developers start work on Blair Hill
Work has begun on converting the former Hill Primary School in Blairgowrie into residential accommodation.
Planning permission for the development - which entails converting the two school buildings into a total of 17 apartments and one new-build house - was approved by Perth and Kinross Council in the summer.
The proposals for the project, which is to be known as ‘Blair Hill’, had already received planning permission from Historic Environment Scotland.
Crieff-based developers Corryard told the Blairie that they have started work on the site and that they are now aiming to have the first phase of the project - the 1940s building at the front of the site which will comprise five apartments - completed next summer.
The second phase of the project, which will be the conversion of the original Victorian building, will follow six months afterwards.
Most of the two and three bedroom apartments, which the developers say will all have a “wow” factor, will have either a southfacing balcony or private garden, and will range in size from 120 sqm to 195 sqm.
Each apartment will have two private car parking spaces and also a secure storage area.
John Burke, managing director of Corryard, said that they were hoping to launch the properties for sale in the new year “when work has progressed and when interested parties can walk around the apartment spaces”.
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