Half of flats are sold

Ho­tel site pop­u­lar

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Kenny Smith

Half the new homes on the site of the for­mer Cam­bus Court Ho­tel have al­ready been sold.

Hamil­ton-based Ap­sis So­lu­tions were last year granted plan­ning per­mis­sion for the cre­ation of 18 flats on the site, which has been named Sy­camore Gar­dens.

Work is now un­der­way on the de­vel­op­ment, with it due to be com­pleted in the spring of next year.

A spokesman for Ap­sis said: “We are de­lighted to have 50 per cent of our de­vel­op­ment al­ready sold from plan.

“With nine units al­ready sold, we now have lim­ited avail­abil­ity.”

The homes are be­ing built on the site of the for­mer Grade B listed Vic­to­rian build­ing in Cen­tral Av­enue, which had not been used as a ho­tel since 2006, af­ter it was sold by for­mer owner Joe De Fre­itas. In June 2013, the 142-year-old build­ing had to be pulled down af­ter be­ing ex­posed to the el­e­ments af­ter be­ing badly dam­aged in a 2011 fire.

Last year we re­ported that the site was sold by the pre­vi­ous own­ers, East Kil­bride-based firm PVP, to Ap­sis.

The sale came just four months af­ter South La­nark­shire Coun­cil’s plan­ning com­mit­tee granted PVP per­mis­sion to build 20 apart­ments on the site of the Cam­bus Court.

Cam­bus­lang Com­mu­nity Coun­cil had strongly op­posed the pre­vi­ous plans for 20 flats on the site of the ho­tel, but there was a gen­eral con­sen­sus that the plans for 18 flats from Ap­sis were more ac­cept­able.

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