SOUTHSIDE School Housing Development Among Glasgow Schemes In Running For National Honour

17 February, 2021 | Residential, Listed / Historic Buildings

RESIDENTIAL conversion of the former Holmlea Primary School is one of several Glasgow projects short-listed in national awards.

Three schemes are in the running for recognition in the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence which celebrate exceptional examples of planning and the contribution planners make to society.

Holmlea was handed over to Home Group and Cathcart and District Housing Association in 2020 and comprises the conversion of the former Grade B-Listed school building and janitor’s house as well as the new-build construction of one and two-bedroom flats, delivering a total of 49 homes for a mix of social and mid-market rent.

How the school looked in 2018

Designed by Anderson Bell Christie, the development was submitted to the RTPI Awards Excellence in Planning to Deliver Homes -– Small Schemes (up to 50 homes) category by Glasgow City Council. The winners will be announced via a digital ceremony on 29 April.

The property had been on the Buildings at Risk Register for almost 14 years.

Also shortlisted are Glasgow City Council’s Open Space Strategy (in the Natural Environment category) and the Glasgow Canal project which aims to create a series of healthy, high quality and vibrant places and communities along the canal corridor(Health and Wellbeing category).

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