Affordable homes for over 55s planned on former Glasgow school site
Sanctuary Scotland is seeking planning permission for an affordable housing complex geared towards the over 55s in Glasgow.
The Association has teamed up with Collective Architecture, City Design Partnership and landscape architect Jane Dobson for the block of 36 flats at the Battlefield Rest junction in Langside.
Situated on the former Queen’s Park School at the junction of Grange Road, Prospecthill Road and Battlefield Road, the proposed development is across from Sanctuary’s revamp of the former Victoria Infirmary.
A design statement including with the application explained: “The massing of the building picks up on the form of the Battlefield Rest (albeit on a larger scale), and also follows some of the form cues of ‘The Victoria’ opposite.
“The roof line brings character to the development and the balconies, both projecting and cut into the building, create form and depth to the elevations.”
The statement added: “The Prospecthill Road site has the potential to complete a complex and more thoughtful redevelopment of an important and historic area of Glasgow’s Southside.
“Any new building should be confident in its identity whilst complementing and respecting the existing and proposed context.
“It should also be careful to recognise its complex context including two-storey housing, retail, new development and a new hospital.”