SOCIAL Rent Flats Plan For Blaze-Hit Historic Church Site

31 October, 2023 | Listed / Historic Buildings, Churches

A HOUSING association looks set to build flats at the site of a fire-ravaged Glasgow church.

St Simon’s at Partick Bridge Street was gutted in a deliberate blaze in 2021 with just the four walls of the B-listed building remaining.

The site was put on the market earlier this year and it has now been listed among the projects proposed in the city’s new strategic housing investment plan.

The document shows that Partick Housing Association will develop 25 flats for social rent at the St Simon’s plot.

No further details are given and no planning application has been made yet, although the document indicates that it’s anticpated work would start in 2025/26.

The project would receive £2.5million in grant funding.

The St Simon’s Roman Catholic parish was absorbed into neighbouring St Peter’s following the blaze. A man was later jailed for starting the fire.

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