THE Mansion House at Tollcross Park is coming back to life as restoration work costing more than £1million nears completion.
Spectrum Properties is carrying out detailed and sympathetic refurbishment to bring apartments to the rental market by November.
The A-listed Scottish baronial masterpiece is 174 years old and sits in 80 acres of parkland.
Bill Roddie, managing director of family-owned Spectrum Properties, said: “This magnificent building is of massive historical importance to the East End and the work carried out had to be commensurate with its grandeur.
“The highly-skilled team has, in effect, been paying its respects to the building while refurbishing windows and doors, replacing sills and seals, rewiring, installing energy efficiency measures, bringing the roof up to scratch and repointing the entire building.
“The tenants of the new flats will have the whole park on their doorstep, but importantly they will also have a private garden to the back and the side of the building and a barbecue area for summer nights.”
The project is being progressed with no grant funding, or any requests being made for such funding.
The Mansion House was built by the architect David Bryce for the mine-owning Dunlop family and features classic crow-stepped gables, corbelled turrets and pointed roofs.