REPAIRS to a converted former hospital building in Glasgow’s East End look set to go ahead nearly 10 years after tenants had to leave because of structural problems.
The B-listed gatehouse block of the former Duke Street Women’s Hospital at 245-249 Duke Street, which dates from 1904, was converted to 17 flats in 2000.
But structural problems were discovered in 2014, resulting in emergency work to secure the street façade.
Planning permission and listed building consent was given six years ago for necessary repairs, and to increase the number of flats to 19 by converting management office facilities on the ground floor.
No work has taken place but Wheatley Group have now applied for approval to carry out additional measures related to different gas boiler arrangements, ahead of returning the building to habitable condition.
The building is across the road from a development of 250 flats nearing completion for Home Group.