Mixed-use development poised to breathe new life into Glasgow site

BUILDING services specialist Arc-Tech has started works at a multi-million-pound mixed-use development in Govan, Glasgow.

The contractor is on-site at the former Hills Trust Primary School and Nethan Street development, which will see the conversion of the former school building into new offices and a new-build construction of 82 affordable homes on behalf of Elderpark Housing Association.

Arc-Tech said its focus is on the Grade B-listed former school building where works will be ‘considerate’ to the preservation of the building and key features, whilst installing services to create a ‘modern, functional’ office space. Services include pipework, above ground drainage, heat recovery ventilation systems and building management systems. Electrical services include lighting combined with sophisticated control systems, fire detection, access control and intruder alarm systems as well as communications infrastructure.

John Gallacher, Arc-Tech managing director said, “The Hills Trust development is a hugely important project for Elderpark Housing Association and for the wider community of Govan. The primary school is an important part of the local heritage and the works to preserve the building will be both challenging and extensive but our hugely experienced site team will ensure works are delivered to the highest quality standard. We look forward to seeing how works will progress toward its completion later this year.”

Gary Dalziel, chief executive of Elderpark Housing Association added, “The new office will be a significant event for Elderpark Housing as we continue to grow our organisation. We are excited about how the former school will take shape and become a prominent feature within the local community again.”