PLAN For Former South Side School Buildings Gets Go-Ahead

1 October, 2022 | News

RESIDENTIAL proposals for a former school on Glasgow’s South Side have been approved.

Former villas at the Craigholme campus on Hamilton Avenue at St Andrews Drive, Pollokshields will be converted back into houses, and duplexes, under the plan which was backed by the city’s planning applications committee.

There were 12 objections to the proposal, raising concerns including the design, layout and impact on the West Pollokshields Conservation Area but planning officials had recommended that permission be given.

The original proposal included a new three-storey villa on St Andrews Drive but this was removed following discussion with planners.

The application stated: “The site is a former school comprising a series of original 19th century stone-build residential villas, linked together by significant modern (1950s to 1980s) educational extensions.

“It is proposed to retain and restore the original domestic architecture and demolish the majority of the later additions to return the building group to domestic use.

“It is proposed to create a number of substantial villas and duplex apartments with associated amenity space and car parking.”

There will be 10 units in total. The school closed in 2019.

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