New social homes for former infirmary site

The old Victoria Infirmary
The old Victoria Infirmary

The site of the former Victoria Infirmary is to be developed by Sanctuary Group to provide modern homes, while retaining a sense of heritage.

The 9.5 acre site was put on the market in October last year following the transfer of services to the new Queen Elizabeth University Hospital.

The site attracted considerable interest from house builders and development companies and a robust and detailed evaluation process of a shortlist of bidders.

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde chose the Sanctuary Group’s submission as they were impressed by their vision on how they plan to move forward with the site.

Sanctuary will now progress with pre-planning application discussions with Glasgow City Council and the local community. They are proposing to retain a number of heritage features on the site while providing modern, stylish homes for first time buyers, families and older buyers.

Peter Martin, Group Director Development, Sanctuary Group, said: “We are delighted to be buying the old Victoria site and are committed to listening to local communities to select the best development solution.

“Our plans are to retain the key heritage features of the site while delivering a beautiful place to live. The development will also create much needed jobs and we look forward to beginning this exciting project.”

David Loudon, Director of Facilities and Capital Planning, NHSGGC, said: “The former Victoria Infirmary site has been one of our most high profile disposals so far. Its successful sale means we have achieved the best value for money for the site, the site being brought back into economic use and the proceeds reinvested in the delivery of front line services.”