Go-ahead for plan to turn Dennistoun school into homes
A FORMER school building in Dennistoun will be partly demolished and converted into homes.
Developers have been given the green light to turn the old Golfhill Public School, on Circus Drive, into 18 residential units.
Glasgow City Council has also permitted alterations to the former janitor’s house on the school site.
A decision has yet to be made on an application requesting permission to build133 flats on the land.
The B-listed school, designed by architect Alexander Nisbet Paterson and originally opened in 1902 for the Glasgow School Board, has been on the ‘buildings at risk’ register since 2010.
Its facade will be retained as part of the new development. “While it has been deemed financial unviable for the retention of the full school, our proposal will maintain and preserve the main elevations and towers of what is an important historical building in the Dennistoun area, that left in its current state is likely to deteriorate past any chance of being rescued,” a planning statement added.
“The work to save this historically important building will be cross-subsidised by the new-build elements of the proposal, and as such it is important to view the full development as a whole.”
“The applicant, Barony Homes Ltd, propose to create a high quality residential environment centred around the retained facade of the former Golfhill Primary School, alongside a restored janitor’s house, perimeter railings and new-build flats on the former playing field.”
Community consultation was held in 2017 and the developers met with Dennistoun Community Council to discuss the proposals.
“The Community Council has shown support for the application, as they are keen to see investment in the local area,” the statement continued.
“We propose to take an underused, derelict site and create housing and open space that will benefit the local area. The site is well located for connections within the city and across the country, with easy access to the M8, close to public bus and train routes, and within walking distance of various local amenities.”
Glasgow City Council sold the former school in 2016.
How the retained facade and new residential development could look