GLASGOW City Council has approved the disposal of the site of the former Gowanbank Primary School in Greater Pollok to Rosehill Housing Co-operative.
The co-operative will build 44 homes — a mixture of flats and houses — for social rent on the 2.14-hectare site which is close to Silverburn shopping centre and bus and train stations.
The school buildings were closed and demolished in 2018. The site is bounded by Lunderston Drive, Glentyan Drive, Overtown Avenue and Glentyan Place.
Rosehill Housing Co-operative, the main registered social landlord in the Pollok area, will pay £570,000 for the land.
The off-market disposal follows the council’s strategic housing objectives policy.
Councillor Ruairi Kelly, convener for Neighbourhoods, Services and Assets at Glasgow City Council, said: “This disposal benefits the city in a number of ways, not only raising public funds in a challenging financial climate, but allowing the building of much-needed new flats and houses for social rent that will help to deliver our ambitious affordable housing targets.”