Care home plan approved at former Perth hospital site

Plans to transform the derelict site of a former hospital in Perth into an £8 million care home have been given the green light.

Care home plan approved at former Perth hospital site

Working alongside Yeoman McAllister Architects, developer Westwood Ltd will deliver a 77-bed facility at the Dundee Road location which was previously home to the NHS-run Hillside Hospital.

The three-storey development complete with a private communal garden in a central courtyard could create around 109 jobs and pump nearly £2 million into the economy each year.



Care home plan approved at former Perth hospital site

Concerns were raised that the new buildings would add to traffic problems in the area but developers promised a new access point off Dundee Road and a 24-space car park would alleviate traffic issues.

The council has requested a staff travel plan to promote “sustainable methods of travel” and “reduce the congestion”. Councillors also increased the parking capacity to 31 cars.

Care home plan approved at former Perth hospital site



A second residential phase of 50 flats, to be constructed at a later date, hopes to add another 77 parking spaces but Westerwood is yet to seek approval for this.


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