Residential development planned for historic university site

CALA Homes (West) has lodged plans for a premium homes development at the site of the former Jordanhill Campus in Glasgow.

The Planning Permission in Principle was obtained by the University of Strathclyde, owners of the 31-acre site, for a residential developer.

The proposals include the retention of the university’s B-listed David Stow building, which will be refurbished to offer luxury apartments. Two other buildings, Graham House and Douglas House, are also to be conserved and converted.

CALA said more than 40% of the proposed development will be retained as greenspace. Playing fields and acres of ancient woodland will be protected with designated play areas proposed within the site.

More than 400 homes will be available at the development – a mix of properties from one bedroom flats to large, detached houses.

Jim McIntyre, managing director of CALA Homes (West), said, “We’re very excited about our plans for the former Jordanhill Campus, where we are seeking to create a wide range of much needed high quality homes. 

“The plans offer an opportunity to build on the legacy of Jordanhill Campus and deliver a new community asset for local residents. The proposals will enhance the site by protecting the green space available, improving the existing historic parkland and removing unsightly and derelict buildings.

“Having such a wide range of homes will also deliver a real benefit and will help meet the growing demand for high quality housing within the city. People who live in Jordanhill, but require to downsize or upsize to a new home and don’t want to move away from the local community will in future be able to remain in the area, close to their neighbours, family and friends.”

The proposed development has been designed by 7N Architects. Ewan Anderson, managing partner at 7N, added, “The landscape is what makes the site special and is at the heart of our plans. The streets and spaces have been designed so they engage with the parkland setting and provide a safe place to walk, cycle and play whilst maximising the extraordinary views available from the site.”