A Sunny outlook for proposed £100m Angus development

PLANS have been lodged for a new £100 million mixed use development in Montrose, Angus.

Developers said the proposed housing, retail and commercial development, called Sunnyside Park, will include affordable, retirement and assisted-living housing in a mixture of apartments and family homes.

Sunnyside Estate Ltd, who are investing £100 million in the development, has submitted its planning-in-principle application for the 64-acre former Sunnyside Royal Hospital site.

Edinburgh-based FM Group along with Montrose-based Pert Bruce Construction Ltd. jointly purchased the hospital site from NHS Tayside last year. Sunnyside Estate Ltd is a joint venture between the two companies.

Sunnyside Estate said the Principle Class B and C heritage buildings will be “preserved and sensitively incorporated” into the overall development.

David Stewart, director of Sunnyside Estate, said the organisation’s vision has been to create a “distinctive development which enhances and benefits the local area”. 

“We have been working closely with the local community and Angus Council to propose a masterplan design that is a benefit for the area, to maintain the history and heritage of the former hospital, and the natural environment along with consideration to both existing and new communities,” he said.

“Sunnyside Park represents an idyllic setting, history and a uniqueness seldom found in other sites and we are very excited about its potential. We are passionate about building quality developments that preserve our country’s heritage, employing the best of modern day construction techniques, and to deliver projects and communities of which we can be proud.

“Our plans generated considerable excitement locally and, following a constructive public consultation, we are now lodging our planning application outlining our vision for Sunnyside.”