Care home plan at former Perth hospital site
Plans have been submitted by Yeoman McAllister Architects to build an £8 million care home on the site of an abandoned Perth hospital.
Developer Westwood Ltd wants to create a 77-bed facility at the Dundee Road location which was previously home to the NHS-run Hillside Hospital.
Since then there have been several attempts to reuse the land, including a failed plan to build a hotel and nursing home in 2001.
If approved, the three-storey development could create around 109 jobs and pump nearly £2 million into the economy each year.
A spokesman for the firm said: “It is estimated that the economic effects of redevelopment would benefit the local area.
“The ability to increase local spend levels to support new and existing local companies would help broaden the economic base.”
He added: “Development will bring forward a high-quality development and an injection into the local tax base as well as a range of additional business and training opportunities for the population.”
A previous masterplan for the site was put forward by Edinburgh-based Melford Developments in 2018.