A HOUSING association is being lined up as the new owner of the old Haghill Primary School site in Glasgow’s East End.
Demolition of the B-listed structure, in Marwick Street, Dennistoun, is underway after it fell into “a state of considerable disrepair” because of “prolonged vacancy and the lack of any investment”.
The three-storey school building with basement and a two-storey schoolhouse date from the early 1900s and take up a whole block. The school closed in 2004.
Councillors are being asked to agree off-market disposal to Milnbank Housing Association.
A report by officials states: “Due to the dilapidated condition of the subjects, the council has commenced the demolition of the school building, with the demolition costs being part-funded by Glasgow City Council and the purchaser.
“The purchaser’s proposals will include retention of some of the original architectural façade with sandstone/materials from the demolished building being repurposed for inclusion in the new-build residential development, subject to conditions agreed with the planning department.”