Ex-university campus to see hundreds of new homes

Ex-university campus to see hundreds of new homes

Up to 364 new homes are set to be built on the former site of Strathclyde University’s 31-acre Jordanhill campus in the west end of Glasgow.

Planning officials have approved the development on the site, which includes the B-listed David Stow building. The three-storey building, completed in 1922, could be converted into up to 71 residential apartments.

Two other buildings — Graham House and Douglas House — could house up to 23 apartments each. Newer buildings from the 1960s are recommended for demolition to allow for hundreds of new build homes to be constructed.

Strathclyde University left the site three years ago, ending a long academic history that stretches back to the opening of the Dundas Vale Normal Seminary in 1837 — the first purpose-built institution in Europe for the training of teachers.

Marketing firm JLL expects the new homes to attract international interest.

Nina Stobie, JLL associate director, said: “The campus occupies a prime location in Glasgow and its elevated position offers exceptional views over the city. We expect interest in the site to be extremely high and not just limited to Scotland.”

She added: “Once transformed, it will be home to some of the most sought-after accommodation in the country.”

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